Franklinton wins 2 relays at Sumner Meet

Published 8:25 am Monday, April 6, 2015

Franklinton’s Demons were victorious in two relay races at the Cowboy Relays, which were hosted by Jewel Sumner Thursday.

The Demons won the 4×100 and 4×200 relay races.

They ran the 4×100 in 43.16 seconds. They won by 0.4 seconds over Amite.

The team featured Azende T. Magee, Markus Conerly, Tavion Partman and Martavius James.

The 4×200 group finished in 1:29.80, and won by nearly a second over runner up West Feliciana (1:30.86).

Franklinton’s 4×200 runners were Magee, Conerly, James and Bryan Baham.

The Demons had several athletes finish in the top six.

Partman was third in two events, the long jump (20-7) and the triple jump (41-2).

Teammate Peter Williams took second in the triple jump (42-6), third in the high jump (5-10) and javelin (136-4) and fourth in the long jump (20-4).

Jewel Sumner’s Demontrei Thomas bested the long jump with a distance of 21-3. Amite’s Devontae Smith topped the triple jump at 44-4. Port Allen’s Telson Allen, who was the outstanding field athlete for the boys, won the high jump at 6-8, and West Feliciana’s Steven Franks was the victor for the javelin with a distance of 151-4.

P.J. Burkhalter finished runner up in the shot put (45-9) to Port Allen’s Marcus Keyes, who threw 49-1.5.

Deante Cotton was fourth for the shot put (42-0).

Burkhalter was also fifth in the discus (112-7).

West Feliciana’s Jacob Fudge captured the discus at 129-8.

James finished third in the 200 meters (22.82). West Feliciana’s Derek Turner won that event in 22.61.

Magee ran fifth for the 100 (11.39), as Kentwood’s Shyheim Carter was victorious in 11.17.

Also for the Demons, the 4×400 team of William Walters, James, Taylor Cooper and Bryan Baham had a fifth-place finish (3:56).

Port Allen was the winner of the 4×400 in 3:31.

Bogalusa had one athlete finish in the top six.

Malon Robertson was third in the pole vault. He finished with a height of 10-feet.

West Feliciana’s Ty Gwin captured the pole vault at 10-6.

Jewel Sumner’s Austin Ballow was the outstanding track athlete in the boys.

The host team won the meet with 114 points in a close finish. West Feliciana (106) was second while finishing just eight points out of first, as nine teams scored at least one point.

The third-fifth spots were separated by just six points.

Port Allen (86) finished third, followed by Belle Chasse (81) and Franklinton (80) rounded out the top five.

Bogalusa (6) finished ninth for the meet.