Franklinton has several top-5 finishes in meet

Published 2:30 pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Two Franklinton competitors recorded top-five finishes in the 2018 PHS Invitational at Ponchatoula on Friday.
Kian Conerly, Shayland Allen and Austin Thomassen all had top-five finishes in the meet.
Conerly was fifth in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 11.81 seconds. Teammate Damien Ard was seventh at 11.91. Destrehan’s Jadon Lewis won the event in 11.48.
Allen posted a fifth for the 400 after running a 55.01. St. Paul’s School’s Stephen Schlottman topped the event in 51.82.
Thomassen was fifth in the javelin with a throw of 128 feet, 4 inches. Teammate Jasper LaSalle was sixth at 126-3. Ponchatoula’s Peyton Ryan was victorious at 142-1.
Franklinton’s Quaran Warren was 12th for the 200 in 25.92. Ponchatoula’s Tyjae Spears won at 23.36.
Franklinton’s Taylor Cooper and Titus Watts were 14th and 16th in the 800 and 13th and 19th for the 1,600. The two ran the 800 in 2 minutes, 20 seconds and 2:36 and the 1,600 in 5:21 and 5:57. St. Paul’s Henry Elliott won the 800 in 2:01 and Fontainebleau’s Adam Wise was the 1,600 winner at 4:26.
Franklinton’s 4×100 relay team was sixth. The group, which finished in 46.79, had Warren, Ard, Conerly and Stevie Thompson. Fontainebleau’s 44.92 was the winning time.
Thomassen was ninth in the pole vault at 8-6. Lakeshore’s Logan Leblanc won at 13-0.
Franklinton’s Lagarian Bell and Avant Monie were 11th and 14th in the long jump, with distances of 17-10 and 17-3. Covington’s Nijah Route won at 20-2.
Franklinton’s Carson Ragas and Josh Gubert posted sixth and 16th-place finishes in the shot put, with distances of 39-8 and 35-3. Kentwood’s Derek Cohn was the winner at 46-11.
Franklinton’s Spencer Lambert and Josh Brewster recorded ninth and 17th-place finishes during the discus, with throws of 93-1 and 77-11. Lakeshore’s Zachary Bernard won the event at 119-5.
Destrehan won a close team competition with 91 points.
Three points separated the top three finishers. Eleven teams earned points at the meet.
Fontainebleau was second at 89 with Ponchatoula just a point behind for third. Lakeshore’s 83 was fourth and St. Paul’s rounded out the top five with 79. Franklinton took 10th with nine points.