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Flowery Branch's Kercher finshes 11th in Junior Wold Weighlifting Championship
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Flowery Branch senior Ellen Kercher finished 11th overall in her first appearance at the Junior World Weightlifting Championship on Friday. Kercher completed five out of six lifts successfully setting three personal records and school records in the 48-kilogram class. She went 3 for 3 in the snatch, finishing with 64 kg, and lifted 77 kg in the clean and jerk.

Kercher was invited earlier this month to attend the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. to be a resident athlete and prepare for the 2016 Olympics.

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