DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) - As the sport of powerlifting continues to grow, we have seen more Texoma athletes sign to compete at the next level.

Durant's Mekiah Carey signed her letter of intent on Wednesday to powerlift at East Central University.

"Originally, I didn't want to go to college for powerlifting, it was more of a hobby," said Carey. "But when I got recruited during regionals... it really made me see a bigger picture."