Amerie Daniels is a lifter for Arnold High School. She competes in weight class 169 and in the state weightlifting championships on Saturday, she came runner-up in that division.
Daniels best bench press was 150. She knew she had to lift more in the clean and jerk if she wanted to place high. On her third lift, she lifted 195 and that was what she needed.
Daniels could have lifted more, but she wanted to go the safe route for her team so that they would all share in a team championship.