Franklin relay team takes fourth at state meet

Published 11:11 am Monday, June 4, 2012

Participating in the Virginia Group A State Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Radford University from Franklin were, from left in front, coaches Dennis and Mona Sumblin, Travis Brown, Latrell Lane and Reshard Sumblin; and in back, Javonte Blacknall, Alson Cromwell, Keonte Flythe, Marcus Stephens and Coach Lakenneth Kindred. SUBMITTED

RADFORD—The Franklin High School boys’ 4X100 relay team finished fourth out of 20 teams in the Virginia Group A State Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Radford University on Saturday.Travis Brown, Latrell Lane, Reshard Sumblin and Marcus Stephens clocked a 43.68 to earn state medals.

Windsor’s Vonquesa Turner placed sixth in the 100-meter dash in 12.89 and seventh in the 200-meter dash in 26.58 to receive medals.

The Franklin boys placed 32nd out of 38 teams and the Windsor girls finished 24th out of 36 teams.

Other Tri-Rivers District athletes who did not place were:


LONG JUMP—Jordan Jones (W) 20th, 14-05.5

TRIPLE JUMP—Jones 18th, 31-04

100-METER HURDLES—Ciara Clark (W) 26th, 22.37

300-METER HURDLES—Clark 20th, 53.48



100-METER DASH—Marcus Stephens (F) 18th, 11.42

LONG JUMP—Malcolm Greene (W) 17th, 20-03.5; Javonte Blacknall (F) 18th, 20-01.75

HIGH JUMP—Josh Edwards (W) tied for 9th, 6-00; Keonte Flythe (F) 5-06

TRIPLE JUMP—Greene 11th, 41.00.5

SHOT PUT—Essedric Shearin (W) 20th, 41-01

4X100-METER—Windsor 11th, 45.25 (Josh Edwards, R.J. Edwards, Justice Chapman, Caleb Dunlow)

4X400-METER—Windsor 14th, 3:39.41 (Mitchell Azjmere, R.J. Edwards, Josh Edwards, Dunlow)