Franklinton’s King takes 2nd in both hurdle events in PHS Relays

Published 9:26 am Thursday, March 30, 2017

Franklinton’s Rodney King was second in both hurdles events at the PHS Relays that took place Friday at Ponchatoula.
King ran the 110-meter hurdles in 15.71 seconds and the 300 in 43.36 seconds. Teammate Stevie Thompson was 15th in the 110 hurdles, with a time of 21.16. Jasper LaSalle was 12th in the 300 at 49.05. Covington’s Marcus Williams won both events. He ran the 110 in 15.64 and the 300 at 42.73.
Austin Thomassen finished fourth in the javelin with a distance of 142 feet. LaSalle was 14th at 113-6. Fontainebleau’s Chase Lemaire won at 165-3.
Sheldon Baham tied Lakeshore’s Troy Henry for sixth in the high jump at 5 feet, 8 inches. King tied Kentwood teammates Jordan Dunn and Saderian Walls along with East Ascension’s Adam Allen for 13th. Albany’s Sean Sykes won the event at 6-2.
Franklinton was the only local team in the meet.
In the relays, the Demons 4×100 team ran third with a time of 43.90. Amite won the event in 43.43.
Franklinton’s group consisted of Tahj Magee, Marcus Conerly, Rakerian Conerly and Kain Conerly.
Franklinton was sixth in the 4×200 at 1:34. Covington won the event in 1:32. Magee, Marcus Conerly, Jaquan Anthony and Cain Conerly ran for the Demons.
The 4×400 group was eighth, as St. Paul School topped the race in 3:34. Franklinton’s team featured Anthony, Damien Fox, Rondrick King and Rodney King.
Jairus Bryant was fifth in the long jump with a distance of 19-10.25. Baham was 17th at 18-2.75. Amite’s Myron Dokes won at 21-10.50.
Rakerian Conerly ran eighth in the 100 with a time of 11.57. Amite’s Devonta Smith won in 11.01.
Carson Ragas took eight in the shot put with distance of 38-3.5. Joe Magee was 20th at 33-8.5. Ponchatoula’s Jack Hay won at 45-6.
Rondrick King was 11th for the 200 in 23.99 while Baham finished 19th at 25.23. Smith ran a 22.34 for the win.
Anthony was 12th for the 400 at 56.27. Fox took 23rd, as he posted a time of 1-minute and Fontainebleau’s Jacob Carden won in 51.54.
Jacob Dominguez ran 17th for the 800 in 2:29, as St. Paul’s Collin Sullivan was victorious in 2:03.
Dominguez was 23rd in the 1,600 with a time of 5:54. St. Paul’s Jonathan Bertucci was the event winner in 4:37.
Jacquan Brumfield finished 20th for the 3,200 in 15:15. Bertucci ran a 10:13 for the win.
Bryant was 11th in the triple jump at 38-0.5. Baham finished 19th at 33-4.25. St. Paul’s T.J. Bedford won with a jump of 43-9.
Spencer Lambert was 18th in discus with a throw of 82-2. Josh Brewster was 21st at 71-6.5. Hay won at 131-0.
St. Paul’s won the team competition in lopsided fashion, as 10 squads put up points. The Wolves had 128 points. Ponchatoula was second at 61, followed by Fontainebleau’s 59.5, Covington’s 56 and Amite’s 54 to round out the top five.
Franklinton was eighth, with 29.5 points.