PITTSBURG — Pittsburg High School hosted its first powerlifting meet on Saturday with 20 schools from around the midwest competing.

The Purple Dragons were led by the girls’ team, which finished in third place with 132 points on the day.

The PHS boys’ team followed up with a fourth-place finish after tallying 146 points.

“The meet was an interesting endeavor,” PHS head coach LeRoy O’Brey said. “There’s some things we do need to change, but for us, we had 45 kids who all did well and won a lot of medals.This is a great experience for our community and our kids.”

The day was highlighted by Venessa Yaghmour, who placed seventh individually.

Yaghmour placed first in the power clean, lifting 165 pounds in the win, placed second in the bench press (130 pounds) and third in squat (225).

On the boys’ side, Corbin Jefferson placed sixth individually.

Jefferson took first in the bench press (265) and fourth in squat (325).

Brandis Evans finished 10th individually with a second-place finish in squat (405), a third-place finish in bench press (250) and took sixth in power clean (260).