The Alice girls who won the Class 5A state powerlifting championship in March are walking around with some pretty neat rings.

The team received their state championship rings for winning the Class 5A state title at the Texas High School Woman's Powerlifting Association championships in Waco in late March. It was the Alice athletic program’s first state championship.

The rings were presented to the team at a brief ceremony which included a proclamation from Alice mayor Jolene B. Vanover, which was presented to the team by Alice city councilman Ron Burke.

Alice, coached by Lisa Cisneros, won the title behind three individual state championships. The three state titles were the most of any school at this year’s THSWPA meet behind perennial powerhouse Los Fresnos which won four.

Defending state champion Jacqueline Guerra won the 181-pound weight class with a 1,085-pound total. Guerra, a senior, also won the meet’s Outstanding Deadlift Award by lifting 425 pounds.

Alexis Herrera won the 97-pound weight class with a 700-pound total. Mia Macias lifted a total of 675 pounds to win the 105-pound weight class. The Lady Coyotes also earned team points with a third-place finish by Julie Sepulveda in the 220-pound weight class. Alice’s other lifter, Marissa Garcia, placed 12th in the 259-pound plus weight class with a 955-pound total.