FHS captures meet, Williams wins field MVP

Published 7:06 am Wednesday, April 13, 2016

COVINGTON — Franklinton’s success in track continued Thursday, as the Demons captured the Covington High Allie Smith Invitational.

The Demons won in lopsided fashion, scoring 130 points. Runner-up Ponchatoula had 88, followed by Fontainebleau’s 72, Slidell’s 52 and Northshore’s 47.5. Ten teams scored at least one point.

Peter Williams had a strong day and was rewarded for it by winning the field MVP.

Williams won an event outright, tied for first in another and ended the day with four top-four finishes.

He won the javelin at 152 feet, 10 inches. He tied Hammond High’s Kendrick Francois for the top spot in the high jump at 5-10. Williams finished second in the long jump (21-4.5) to Slidell’s Michael Stallworth (22-7.5) and he was fourth in the triple jump (41-9), as Stallworth won that as well at 44-5.5.

Franklinton had two others win individual events, including Azende. T. Magee and Deante Cotton.

Magee captured the 100-meters in 11.07 seconds, and teammate Rakerian Conerly was second at 11.39.

Deante Cotton was victorious in the shot put at 48-0 and took runner up for the discus with a distance of 131-4 to Ponchatoula’s Jack Hay’s 131-8.

The Demons also won two of the three relays. They bested the 4×100 in 43.75 and the 4×200 in 1:30, while finishing fourth during the 4×400 at 3:40. Fontainebleau won the 4×400 with a time of 3:23.

The 4×100 group consisted of Magee, Chandler Davis, Martavius James and Tavion Partman. The 4×200 team had Magee, James, Davis and Azende O. Magee. The 4×400 squad featured James, Azende O. Magee, Justin Hills and Dakeithan Gholar.

Partman posted a pair third-place finishes in the long jump (21-0.5) and triple jump (42-0).

James (22.26) was runner-up in the 200 while Conerly (24.73) was 14th.

Track MVP Tyler Powell of Northshore was the winner in 21.98.

Azende O. Magee (2:16) tallied a 10th-place finish in the 800 while William Walters (2:25) was 14th. Fontainebleau’s Matt Myrtue won in 1:56.

Hills took sixth for the 400 (53.98), Jaquan Anthony (59.11)  was 16th and Fontainebleau’s Ethan Cowan won the event with a time of 48.98.

Rodney King competed in three events, including the javelin and he and Gholar were both in the hurdle events. King (42.97) placed second in the 300-meter hurdles while Gholar (44.17) was fifth. Salmen’s Anthony Mosley won at 41.82.

King (17.21) and Gholar (17.69) ran fourth and sixth in the 110s. St. Thomas Aquinas’ Brady Becerra is the winner in 15.20.

King also finished sixth in the javelin (131-6).

Kobe Crain came in fifth place for the discus (112-4) and he was 12th (36-5.5) in the shot put.

Trace Ballard (5:21) and Justyn Miller (5:59) ran ninth and 20th in the 1,600.

Fontainebleau’s Adam Wise was the winner in 4:48.

Ballard (12:46) and Noah Hunt (13:19) were 13th and 17th during the 3,200.

Slidell’s Dominik Machalik won at 10:48.

Sam Smith tied Fontainebleau’s Dylan Todd and Archbishop Hannan’s Justin Wendt for ninth place during the high jump at 5-4.