Runnels powerlifter wins championship _lowres

Photo provided -- Max Sager.

Runnels varsity powerlifter Max Sager edged out a large field of competitors from area schools at the East Region Powerlifting Championships on Feb. 27 at Woodlawn High School to become the 2016 2A East Regional champion in the 114.5-pound weight class.

Winning the title qualified Sager, a sophomore, to compete at the LSHAA State Powerlifting Championship Meet March 18-19 at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Also qualifying for the state meet were Runnels lifters Parker Collett, Christian Martin, Justin Reeves, Michael Somerville, Sam Day and Anthony Emiliani.