Taking the Next Step

Weightlifting may not be the first sport that comes to mind when talking about the various scholastic activities that high school girls participate in. But don’t tell that to the girls weightlifting team at Oakleaf High School.

Under the direction of head coach Benjamin White, Oakleaf has enjoyed both team and individual success. Last year, Lexi Perez won an individual state championship in the 154-pound class, the first in the relatively brief history of the Clay County school, which was established in 2010.

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