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Updated: 03/21/2014 06:45:26PM

Pesti, Charlotte claim county title

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Lemon Bay sophomore Caleb McGarity completes a clean and jerk lift in Thursday's Charlotte County championship meet.

Charlotte senior Billy Pesti completes a lift in the clean and jerk at Thursday's Charlotte County championship meet. Pesti set a new school record with a total lift of 700 pounds.

Lemon Bay sophomore Caleb McGarity completes a clean and jerk lift in Thursday's Charlotte County championship meet.

Charlotte senior Billy Pesti completes a lift in the clean and jerk at Thursday's Charlotte County championship meet. Pesti set a new school record with a total lift of 700 pounds.

By Zach Miller

Sports Writer

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ENGLEWOOD — Charlotte High School senior Billy Pesti set a new school record at the Charlotte County championships on Thursday, reaching a weightlifter’s magic number: 700.

Pesti benched 385 pounds and power cleaned 315 pounds, succeeding on every lift he attempted to post a total lift of 700 pounds, 15 pounds better than the previous school record held by Clyde Newton and Fred Lomangino. His performance set a new school record for any weight class and earned him first place in the 238-pound division by 140 pounds.

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