It took only one meet for Alice High School lifters Gabby Canales, Alex Herrera and Julie Sepulveda to punch their tickets to the regional meet later this season.

Lifting in Alice’s first powerlifting meet of the season at Skidmore-Tynan High School Thursday, Canales, a state qualifier a year ago, placed second in the 165-pound weight class, but her three-lift weight total of 890 was enough to qualify her to the Texas High School Woman’sPowerlifting Association regional meet later this season. The top finishers at the regional meet, of course, are given a shot at lifting at the state finals. Herrera won the 97-pound weight class with a 555-pound total and Sepulveda totaled 920 to win the 220-pound weight class.

Marissa Garcia lifted 750 pounds to win the 259-pound weight class, however, she did not hit a regional qualifying total.

The individual performance highlighted what was an overall impressive first outing by the Alice girls powerlifting team.

Noemi Ruiz placed second in the 123-pound weight class and Melina Vela was fourth.

Leanna Rodriguez was fourth in the 105-pound weight class and Makayla Markham was third in the 165-pound weight class.

Alice placed second as a team in the final standings.