Sports Cast for June 19th:
Julia Weldon was named the Co-Most Valuable athlete for the girls’ weight lifting team this year. She was asked what it felt like when they called her name at the recent awards banquet. Jessica Mond and Tamea Allen also represented Okeechobee at the state finals in Kissimmee this past year.
Weldon said she plans to be dedicated in the off season to improve her strength. Weldon says she enjoys the sports and encourages more girls to come out. She also plays volleyball and the strength training allows her to hit the ball harder.
Her top lift was 105 for clean and jerk and 1 hundred pounds for the bench press. Her goal for next year is to increase by 10 pounds in both events for next season.