SPRINGFIELD — Zach Smith, 23, of Lebanon, set four state records at the Downing’s and Forever Strong Fall Classic meet.
In back squat Smith set a state and national record (for 23 and under) by squatting 750 lbs. In bench press he set a state record and lifted 466 lbs.
In deadlift, he also set a state record and by lifting 706 lbs. He attempted 739 to break the national record but was just off in completing it due to his callouses in his hands tearing. His fourth state record was for his combined score for all of his events. This score qualifies him to compete in the US Open in May in San Diego, California.