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Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 09:10 AM.

Thacker, Smith stand out at weightlifting meet

Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School athletes Carter Thacker and Reggie Smith traveled to Pensacola last weekend to compete in the second annual Trent Richardson Invitational Weightlifting Meet at Escambia High School.

The competition was held in the Emmitt Smith Weight Room. Richardson also played football at Escambia before playing at the University of Alabama and later the Cleveland Browns. He is now playing for the Indianapolis Colts.

Thacker took first in the 139-pound class with a personal best of 480 total pounds. He lifted 265 on the bench and lifted 215 in the clean-and-jerk.

Smith took the title in the 199-pound class, also notching a personal best total of 570 pounds.

Smith lifted 325 pounds on the bench and hoisted 245 pounds in the clean-and-jerk.

Every lifter had a chance to meet Richardson and have a photo taken with him.

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