King crowned overall MVP in district meet

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Franklinton’s Rodney King is the overall District 8-4A Meet MVP.
King and Rakerian Conerly won an event each and a pair of Demons’ relay teams were victorious at the District 8-4A Meet that took place Monday. Most of the events were at Pearl River, while pole vaulting was at Lakeshore.
King won the javelin with a throw of 148 feet, 9 inches. Teammate Austin Thomassen finished third at 139-3. Loranger’s Dalton Bivings was second at 148-5.
Conerly captured the 100 meters in 10.85 seconds, with teammate Kian Conerly finishing as runner-up in 10.93.
Two of the Demons’ relay teams won their events.
The 4×100 squad ran a 43.69 and the 4×200 team finished in 1 minute, 31 seconds.
Both teams featured Tahj Magee, Rakerian Conerly, Markus Conerly and Kian Conerly.
Loranger was second in both. The Wolves ran the 4×100 in 44.85 and the 4×200 in 1:33.
Monday’s meet was a qualifying meet. The top four from each event advance to the Region 3-4A Meet, which takes place next Wednesday at South Terrebonne.
King qualified in three events. He also advanced in both hurdles. He was second in the 110 hurdles. He ran that race in 15.19 seconds in a close race. He was just 0.02 seconds from winning. Salmen’s Anthony Mosley was the winner at 15.17.
King ran the 300 hurdles in 43.93, which was good for third. Mosley won that race in 40.89. Teammate Jasper Lasalle was sixth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 46.19.
Besides the javelin, Thomassen made it to regionals in the pole vault along with teammate Taylor Cooper.
Thomassen and Cooper were third and fourth respectively in the event with heights of 8-6 and 8-0. Lakeshore’s Logan Leblanc was the winner at 12-0.
Cooper also qualified in two events, with the other being a fourth-place finish in the 800. He ran that race in 2:14. Pearl River’s Jacob Guidiman won in 2:08. Jacob Dominguez was 10th at 3:08.
Markus Conerly qualified for the 200 in 22.29 in a close competition. Loranger’s Will Wilson won by just .06 seconds at 22.23. Rondrick King was fifth in 23.17.
Franklinton’s 4×400 relay team continues to regionals with a second-place finish after running a time of 3:49.
The team consisted of Jacquan Anthony, Lasalle, Ronderick King and Rodney King.
Lakeshore was the winner in 3:39.
Also for Franklinton, Spencer Lambert and Joe Magee were sixth and seventh in the discus with throws of 86-2 and 85-6. Lakeshore’s Zackary Benerd won with a distance of 121-7.
Carson Ragas and Magee were eighth and ninth for the shot put at 34-2.5 and 32-2.25. Loranger’s Wade Baham won at 41-3.75.
Thomassen was eighth in the long jump, going for 15-6. Salmen’s Carey Holmes won with a distance of 20-2.25.
Jacquan Anthony was sixth in the triple jump, posting a 33-11, as Holmes won at 40-10.5.
Anthony ran fifth in the 400 at 54.74 with Lakeshore’s Keyshawn Casnave winning in 52.93.
Cooper and Dominguez were sixth and eighth in the 1,600 with times of 5:33 and 7:07. Lakeshore’s Brandon Shows won in 4:49.
Cooper was sixth for the 3,200 in 14:18, as Guidiman won in 11:01.
Lakeshore won the team competition with 115 points, as five teams scored at least a point in a meet where two points separated second from fourth.
Loranger was second with 75 points, followed by Franklinton’s 74, Salmen’s 73 and Pearl River’s 37.

King is pictured with his overall MVP that plaque he won at the District 8-4A Meet.