FHS’s Cotton, Partman part of Field MVP trio

Published 7:07 am Saturday, April 30, 2016

Franklinton’s Deante Cotton and Tavion Partman along with A.J. Ellender’s Richard Osgen shared the Field MVP, as several more Demons qualified for the Class 4A state meet and FHS was second in the Region 3-4A Meet on Wednesday at South Terrebonne.

Partman captured the long jump at 22 feet, 2.5 inches took third in the triple jump (42-1). Riverdale’s Tyroy Lanus won the triple jump at 42-2.

Cotton recorded a pair of second-place finishes. He was second in the discus (144-0.5) and he tallied a distance of 46-10 in the shot put.

Osgen won the discus at 145-8 and South Terrebonne’s Louis Blanchard was the shot put winner at 47-10.

Wednesday’s meet was a qualifying meet. The top three finishers from each event advanced to the state meet. The Class 4A state meet takes place Saturday, May 7 at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium.

Martavius James and Peter Williams qualified by winning their events and the 4×400 team made it to state.

James captured the 400 meters with a time of 50.47 seconds.

Williams was victorious in the javelin after throwing a distance of 152-3.

The Demons’ 4×400 team advanced with a third-place finish (3 minutes, 32 seconds). The group included James, Dakeithan Gholar, Justin Hills and Azende O. Magee. Carver Collegiate Academy won the 4×400 in 3:32.

Franklinton finished second in a close team competition with 71 points. Karr was the winner with 74.25, as 18 teams scored at least one point.

Carver (53.25) was third and Elledner (50) and South Lafourche tied for fourth.

Several other Franklinton athletes competed in the meet.

The 4×200 team, which featured James, Magee, Azende T. Magee and Chandler Davis finished fourth (1:31.27), barely missed out on qualifying. The third place team, McDonogh No. 35, ran it in 1:31.10. Edna Karr won the event in 1:28.

Gholar (17.37) and Rodney King (17.61) ran 12th and 13th in the 100-hurdles, as Track MVP Harrison Coleman, of Karr, was the winner at 15.14.

Azende T. Magee was sixth in the 100 (11.47). Karr’s Jailen Bell won in 10.85.

Hills was sixth in the 400 (53.85).

Gholar (43.47) and King (49.20) ran eighth and 15th for the 300-hurdles. Coleman won the 300-hurdles in 39.68.

James (22.94) and Azende T. Magee (24.04) were fifth and 14th in the 200.

King finished fourth in the javelin (134-11).

Williams was sixth in the triple jump (41-5.5) and 12th during the long jump (18-9.5).