A lot has changed in those sixteen years. Last time she was here, Heads-Slaughter was fighting for a spot on the 2000 Olympic Team-- the first time women competed in weightlifting at the Olympic Games."I had mixed feelings of gratitude and satisfaction returning to the Alario Center," Heads-Slaughter told USA Weightlifting.
The 2000 Olympic Trials were not Heads-Slaughter's best meet. Her trademark smile beamed across her face as she bombed out of the competition. However, a great performance at the American Open secured her a spot on Team USA's first Women's weightlifting Olympic Team.
This time around, sixteen years later, Heads-Slaughter entered the Alario Center as a coach at the 2016 National University and Under 25 Championships.
Made it to New Orleans for the University Nationals and Under 25 Championships! Lucy had a light stretch out session today. @rucyruuu competes Friday morning at 9:00am in her first national level weightlifting competition. Live stream available (48kg class/Red Platform). Good luck Lucy! #chfp #chfpweightlifting http://www.teamusa.org/usa-weightlifting/LIVE