Heflin weightlifter earns Silver
HOUSTON —Jay Alinn Sanders, the 15-year old son of Fred (Jay) and Monica Sanders of Heflin competed in the AAU Jr. Olympics in Houston, Texas on July 29, 2012
Sanders won the Silver Medal for his weight class of 94 kg+.
Sanders lifted 52 kg (114.4 lbs) on the snatch and 80 kg (176 lbs) on the clean and jerk for a total of 132 kg (290.4 lbs).
This was Sanders' first competition after only three months of training with Olympic coach Dr. Kyle Pierce of LSUS.
Sanders said he is inspired by his fellow weightlifters at LSUS. One fellow weightlifter in particular, two time Olympian, Kendrick Farris, also coached by Dr. Kyle Pierce.