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Guaranty Bank and Trust Athlete of the Week: Kayedon Oliver

Athlete of the WeekGreg Higgins
Photo by Bill Higgins

Photo by Bill Higgins

When thinking about sports at North Lamar, sometimes it's easy to overlook cheerleading, track and powerlifting. That is unless you're familiar with Kayedon Oliver. As a junior, Kayedon is a member of the varsity cheerleading squad, competes in pole vault and is one of main pieces in the powerlifting team as well.

In her first season as a powerlifter, Oliver qualified for state competition. A pretty impressive feat when you consider she only got into powerlifting to help build strength for the pole vault. Kaydeon is the first female power lifter from North Lamar to qualify for the state powerlifting meet according to coach David Pasternak.

Photo by Bill Higgins

Photo by Bill Higgins

"Kayedon is the type of athlete every coach would like to train. She's both athletic and competitive. She makes good grades and is just a great young lady." - Coach Pasternak

Oliver has been doing pole vault since she was in the 7th grade. Although she says powerlifting has taken over as her favorite sport, don't expect her to give up the other activities anytime soon. She does, however, want to become a certified trainer after graduating High School.

That's not her only desires, though. She, also wants to become an elementary school teacher. English and math are her favorite subjects right now in High School. When she's not in the gym or studying, Kayedon likes to hang out with family and friends.

Congratulations Kayedon Oliver on being named this week's Guaranty Bank and Trust Athlete of the Week.