Bridge City High School Juniors, Ricci Shoemaker and Valerie Brown claimed national titles in powerlifting, April 4.

The Lady Cardinals, coached by Kevin Jones, attended the National High School Powerlifting Championship in Baton Rouge, La., where they placed 3rd as a team.

Shoemaker placed 1st in the 114 lb weight division and Valerie Brown place 1st in the 198 lb weight division. Fellow junior teammate, Taylor Daville placed 3rd in the 123 lb weight division.

Freshmen Gabrielle Brown placed 2nd in the 132 lb weight division; Rosemary Truong placed 2nd in the 123 lb weight division; Whitney Leblanc placed 2nd in the 105lb weight division; and Nicole Threatt participated in the 97 lb weight division.

All of the team members reached personal bests for the year.

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