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Senior Shaquille Kellyman set a new school record at the Regional Championship with a 400-lb bench press in the 219-pound division (2018)

Men's Weightlifting nets 4 champions
3/14/2018 11:14:00 PM

Some outstanding performances were turned in by members of our Men's Weightlifting team at the District and Metro West Championship yesterday at West Orange. DP earned four titles and placed second in another, led by senior Shaquille Kellyman's title in the 219-pound division. Kellyman broke his own school record on the bench with a 385-pound lift and a 595-pound total. Senior Devodney Alford won the Metro West and District Championship as well in the 199-pound class with a total lift of 550 pounds while in the 154-pound class, it was senior Dereck Neal taking both titles with a 430-pound total lift. DP also won the 169-pound weight classes with senior Avinash Jawahir (575 pound total) and placed second with freshman Christian Mercado at 154 pounds with a total lift of 380 pounds. All four champions will advance to the Regional meet March 28th at West Orange while our runner-up will need to await the results from other district meets to qualify for advancement. As a team, the Panthers placed second in the ten-team meet depsite not having any competitiors in four weight classes.

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