Athletes Medal at American Open
MARQUETTE, Mich.—United States Olympic Education Center weightlifters Vanessa McCoy and Chris Santana both medaled Saturday (Dec. 7) at USA Weightlifting’s American Open Championships in Dallas, Texas.
McCoy, of Wichita Falls, Texas, won silver in the 63-kilogram weight class. She lifted 85 kg in the snatch and 100 kg in the clean and jerk, for a total of 185 kg.
Santana, of Palm Coast, Fla., took a bronze medal at 62 kg. The new USOEC team member lifted 100 kg in the snatch and 125 kg in the clean and jerk, for a total of 225 kg.
Placing 29 out of 40 participants was Kendra Miller of Plainwell, Mich., at 58 kg. Also competing for the USOEC at 58 kg, but failing to place, was Breanne Carlson.
Lifting personal bests of 53 kg in the snatch and 63 kg in the clean and jerk was club member Jarynn Stewart of Marquette. She finished 40th overall in the 58-kg weight class.