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Central's Lam takes second

By STEVE MASTER
© St. Petersburg Times
published April 21, 2002

DELAND -- Central's Viet Lam lost the chance to defend his state Class A championship when the Bears were bumped up to 2A this season.

But the senior 119-pounder proved Saturday he can hold his own against the bigger schools as well.

Lam placed second, recording a career-best total to highlight several strong performances by area lifters at DeLand High.

"Second in the state is pretty good," said Lam, whose total of 425 pounds would have won the Class A meet Friday. "I don't know how we got moved up, but what are you going to do?"

Lam had a bench press of 240 and a clean-and-jerk of 185. He finished 25 pounds behind Palatka's Chris Albert, who benched 245 and registered a 205 clean-and-jerk for a 450 total.

Lam was one of two area lifters to earn a top 10 finish. Springstead senior David Fenty placed seventh in the 183-pound class.

Fenty had the third-best bench press (370) in his weight class. He had a career-best clean-and-jerk of 250 for a 620 total, finishing five pounds behind sixth-place Chris Weeks of Port Orange Spruce Creek.

Springstead's Warren Hendry finished 12th in the 139-pound division. He benched 270 and had a 190 clean-and-jerk for a 460 total.

Port Orange Spruce Creek won the team title with 44 points -- its ninth in a row and 20th overall. Lake Region was second with 24 points.

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