Franklinton’s King wins 100-meter hurdles at Covington

Published 1:59 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Franklinton’s Rodney King was victorious in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2017 CHS-Allie Smith Invitational that took place Thursday at Covington High School.
King ran the hurdle event in 15.35 seconds and won by 0.12 seconds.
King was also fifth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 44.18. Teammate Jasper LaSalle was 11th in 48.82. Salmen’s Anthony Mosley was victorious in 41.73.
In the relays, Franklinton’s 4×100 team was fourth at 44.29, the 4×200 group took sixth at 1 minute, 34 seconds and the 4×400 squad was ninth in 4:03.
The 4×100 and 4×200 teams consisted of Kian Conerly, Marcus Conerly, Rakerian Conerly and Tahj Magee.
The 4×400 group featured Damien Fox, Jacquan Anthony, Rodney King and Rondrick King.
Amite won the 4×100 and 4×200. The 4×100 time was 42.84 and the Warriors finished the 4×200 in 1:31.
Slidell ran a 3:33 to capture the 4×400.
Several Franklinton athletes had individual top-10 finishes, including Sheldon Baham, Sam Smith, Austin Thomassen, Taylor Cooper, Jairus Bryant, Rakerian Conerly and Fox.
Baham and Smith were part of a group of five high jumpers that also included Ponchatoula’s Zane Harrison, Fontainebleau’s Darrell Lott and Lakeshore’s Aubrey Womack, that tied for seventh as they cleared the bar at 5 feet, 4 inches. Covington’s Nicholas Baudean won at 6-0.
Baham and Bryant were sixth and 10th, respectively, in the long jump with distances of 20-3 and 18-11. Ponchatoula’s Travon Washington won at 22-1.5.
Thomassen and Cooper took sixth and eighth in the pole vault, respectively, with heights of 9-0 and 8-0. Covington’s Brandon Core was the winner at 13-0.
Thomassen was also seventh in the javelin with a throw of 127-6. LaSalle was 17th, posting a distance of 104-11. Northshore’s Ethan Swan threw a 160-5 to win.
Conerly ran a 11.37 in the 100, which was good for eighth. Amite’s Devonta Smith won a time of 10.62.
Fox was eighth in the 400 with a time of 55.75. Anthony finished 21st at 1:01 and Fontainebleau’s Jacob Carden was the winner 51.24.
Smith was 11th in the triple jump with a distance of 38-5, as Slidell’s Jalen Williams won at 43-7.
Spencer Lambert and Joshua Brewster took 12th and 16th in the discus with distances of 98-1 and 85-2. Ponchatoula’s Jack Hay won at 148-7.
Carson Ragas tied Covington’s Marquise Hollins for 14th in the shot put at 35-2 and Joe Magee had a distance of 33-0 to finish 17th and Hay won the event at 47-6.5.
Rondrick King took 15th in the 200 with a time of 24.09 and Northshore’s Tyler Powell was the event’s winner in 22.36.
Cooper and Steven Thompson ran the 5:43 and 6:42 respectively to finish 17th and 21st. St. Thomas Aquinas’ David Anthon won the mile race in 4:40.
Cooper was 18th for the 3,200, as Fontainebleau’s Adam Wise was victorious in 9:50.
Lamont Harries and Keandre Martin ran 17th and 21st during the 800 with times of 2:27 and 2:54, as Wise won the race in 2:00.
Fontainebleau won the team competition with 79 points in a close meet, as Covington was second with 70 points in the meet that saw 13 teams tally.
Amite was third with 63, followed by Ponchatoula’s 61 and St. Thomas Aquinas’ 59 rounded out the top five. Franklinton tallied 19 points to finish 12th.