Track: Fayetteville's Franklin closes in on state shot put marks

Posted: April 15, 2017 at 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- With less than three weeks until the Class 7A state meet, Jasmine Franklin clearly has a girls shot put record in her sights.

The Fayetteville junior not only smashed the Bulldog Relays record that she already owned, but she put the state Class 7A state record within striking distance with her performance during Friday's meet at Ramay Junior High. Franklin had a winning toss of 43 feet, 3 inches, surpassing the 41-11.25 mark she threw last year.

Bulldogs Relays

at Ramay Junior High, Fayetteville

Friday’s results

Boys

Team scores — 1. Springdale Har-Ber 169.5; 2. Bentonville High 145.5; 3. Fayetteville 75; 4. Rogers High 65; 5. Alma 34; 6. Tahlequah (Okla.) Sequoyah 29; 7 Tahlequah (Okla.) High 25.5; 8. Harrison 23; 9. Rogers Heritage 21.50; 10. Little Rock Parkview 21; 11. Springdale High 13; 12. Van Buren 10; 13. Greenland 9; 14. Providence Academy 8; 15. Gentry 6

100 — 1. Payton Copher, Har-Ber, 11.13; 2. Jadyn Loudermilk, Bentonville, 11.38; 3. Conner Huff, Alma, 11.52; 4. Devin Dougherty, Bentonville, 11.54; 5. Christian Morrow, Van Buren, 11.55; 6. (tie) Ty Graser, Heritage, and Luke Waller, Fayetteville, 11.63; 8. James Greene, LR Parkview, 11.69.

200 — 1. Payton Copher, Har-Ber, 22.51; 2. Tevin Eckwood, Har-Ber, 22.72; 3. Devin Dougherty, Bentonville, 22.95; 4. Christian Morrow, Van Buren, 23.35; 5. Patrick Bell, Bentonville, 23.50; 6. Luke Waller, Fayetteville, 23.67; 7. Hunter Hawkins, Rogers, 23.71; 8. Josue Palacios, Heritage, 23.82

400 — 1. Caleb Edwards, Har-Ber, 51.02; 2. Zerai Belai, Bentonville, 51.58; 3. Ethan Carney, Har-Ber, 51.65; 4. Jadon Bartholomew, Har-Ber, 51.99; 5. Seth Waters, Harrison, 52.04; 6. Alex Kitson, Bentonville, 52.99; 7. John Michael Rusch, Bentonville, 53.00; 8. Burns, Elgin Fayetteville 53.47

800 — 1. Juan Gomez, Har-Ber, 2:01.65; 2. Braxton Hood, Tahlequah, 2:02.15; 3. Brett Borchert, Har-Ber, 2:02.59; 4. Javier Hernandez, Heritage, 2:02.79; 5. Diego Contreras, Rogers, 2:02.89; 6. Bennett Pascoe, Conway Christian, 2:04.14; 7. Jacob Thompson, Heritage, 2:04.95; 8. Nicholas Brophy, Bentonville, 2:05.19.

1,600 — 1. Camren Fischer, Fayetteville, 4:19.52 (meet record; previous mark 4:24.54 by Gabe Gonzalez, Springdale, 2010); 2. Seth Waters, Harrison, 4:31.47; 3. Diego Contreras, Rogers, 4:32.11; 4. Braden Sell, Rogers, 4:34.49; 5. Ben Farrell, Fayetteville, 4:35.82; 6. Anton Michna, Fayetteville, 4:39.01; 7. Johnathan Prince, Bentonville, 4:43.73; 8. Paycen Dennis, Greenland, 4:46.03.

3,200 — 1. Kimball Owen, Bentonville, 9:59.41; 2. Coleman Wilson, Bentonville, 9:59.98; 3. Gage Girty, Sequoyah, 10:00.95; 4. Joshua Dick, Tahlequah, 10:06.94; 5. Jack Kees, Har-Ber, 10:09.08; 6. Colton Simmons, Bentonville, 10:10.28; 7. Andrew Bender, Rogers, 10:14.19; 8. Tyler Bender, Rogers, 10:16.02.

110 hurdles — 1. Zach McWhorter, Har-Ber, 14.72 (meet record; previous mark 14.79 by Phillips, Fayetteville, 2005); 2. Nathan Hall, Bentonville, 15.27; 3. Austin Compton, Fayetteville, 15.31; 4. Adrian Broadus, Bentonville, 15.38; 5. Bryton Cook, Har-Ber, 15.71; 6. Clay Workman, Rogers, 15.94; 7. Donte Jones, Bentonville, 16.24; 8. Michael Zheng, Rogers High, 16.43.

300 hurdles — 1. Adrian Broadus, Bentonville, 40.35; 2. Austin Compton, Fayetteville, 40.69; 3. Brayden Alvarez, Greenland, 41.74; 4. Matt Carter, Fayetteville, 41.89; 5. Sebastian Frazier, Springdale, 41.90; 6. Donte Jones, Bentonville, 42.25; 7. Michael Zheng, Rogers, 42.53; 8. Clay Workman, Rogers 43.36

4x100 relay — 1. Alma (Caleb Worst, Eli Howells, Keagan Fuselier, Conner Huff), 44.35; 2. LR Parkview, 44.40; 3. Bentonville, 44.65; 4. Har-Ber, 44.76; 5. Heritage, 44.90; 6. Fayetteville, 45.33; 7. Farmington, 45.89; 8. Harrison, 46.07.

4x400 relay — 1. Bentonville (Zerai Belai, Patrick Bell, Devin Dougherty, Blake Williamson), 3:29.30; 2. Har-Ber, 3:30.05; 3. Sequoyah, 3:32.04; 4. Springdale, 3:33.62; 5. Heritage, 3:34.44; 6. Fayetteville, 3:36.04; 7. Greenland, 3:38.43; 8. LR Parkview, 3:40.35

4x800 relay — 1. Har-Ber (Juan Gomez, Hayes Harris, Ethan Carney, Tevin Eckwood), 8:09.07; 2. Sequoyah, 8:20.95; 3. Bentonville, 8:24.56; 4. Tahlequah, 8:26.34; 5. Springdale, 8:36.39; 6. Fayetteville, 8:43.48; 7. Rogers, 8:45.48; 8. Alma, 8:52.94

Discus — 1. Bryant Parlin, Bentonville, 148-4; 2. Johnny Rodriguez, Har-Ber, 144-8; 3. Elijah Ansley, Har-Ber, 137-7; 4. Mark Brumley, Alma, 135-9; 5. Colby Morgan, Harrison, 133-2.5; 6. Barry Nugein, Sequoyah, 130-2.5; 7. Blake Wade, Har-Ber, 129-6; 8. Garrett Standifird, Van Buren, 129-4.

High jump — 1. Jake Benninghoff, Rogers, 6-4; 2. Taylor Weber, Providence, 6-0; 3. Elan Eagle, Sequoyah, 5-10; 4. (tie) Darrius Hayward, Har-Ber, and Brian Resch, Tahlequah, 5-8; 6. Noah Fitzgerald, Heritage, 5-8; 7. Zane King, Har-Ber, 5-8; 8. Vontarius Ware, Har-Ber, 5-8.

Long jump — 1. Jake Benninghoff, Rogers, 22-4.5; 2. Khalil Garland, LR Parkview, 21-10.5; 3. Eli Howells, Alma, 21-1.5; 4. Adrian Broadus, Bentonville, 21-0; 5. Landon McClung, Rogers, 21-0; 6. Brian Resch, Tahlequah, 20-8.5; 7, Zach McWhorter, Har-Ber, 20-5; 8. Jon Conley, Fayetteville, 20-4.

Pole vault — 1. Zach McWhorter, Har-Ber, 16-0; 2. Landon McClung, Rogers, 15-0; 3. Cole Cripps, Gentry, 14-6; 4. (tie) Ryan Roark, Fayetteville and Matthew Keown, Bentonville, 14-0; 6. Ethan Hoffman, Bentonville, 12-0; 7. Trace South, Farmington 12-0.

Shot put — 1. Ty Clary, Fayetteville, 45-8.5; 2. Bryant Parlin, Bentonville, 45-8; 3. Colby Morgan, Harrison, 44-1.75; 4. Johnny Rodriguez, Har-Ber, 44-1.5; 5. Alejandro Ramirez, Har-Ber, 43-4.5; 6. Brendan Wrona, Bentonville, 43-3.75; 7. Roderick Johnson, Parkview, 43-0; 8. Levi Prestidge, Alma, 42-4.5.

Triple jump — 1. Trace Martin, Har-Ber, 43-2; 2. Harrison Hurley, Fayetteville, 42-8.5; 3. Darrius Hayward, Har-Ber, 42-8; 4. Eli Howells, Alma, 42-3; 5. Clay Workman, Rogers, 41-7; 6. Grayson Gupton, Har-Ber, 41-6; 7. Myles David, Bentonville, 41-4.5; 8. Wesley Suen, LR Parkview, 40-2.

Girls

Team scores — 1. Bentonville High 142; 2. Fayetteville 121; 3. Rogers High 112; 4. Springdale Har-Ber 83; 5. Alma 58; 6. Tahlequah (Okla.) High 41; 7. Little Rock Parkview 21; 8. Rogers Heritage 16; 9. Tahlequah (Okla.) Sequoyah 15; 10. Providence Academy 12; 11. Van Buren 9; 12. Greenwood 7; 13. (tie) Haas Hall Fayetteville and Harrison 6; 15. Fort Smith Southside 5; 16. Greenland 4; 17. Hector 3; 18. Haas Hall Bentonville 2.

100 — 1. Hannah Lueders, Rogers, 12.33; 2. Raeghan Smithpeters, Har-Ber, 12.64; 3. Jazmyn Chenault, Fayetteville, 12.74; 4. Brooke Thomas, Tahlequah, 12.80; 5. Adriana Kitchen, Fayetteville, 13.01; 6. Tayonna Wilson, Heritage, 13.03; 7. Lilian Ervin, Bentonville, 13.06; 8. Chloe Auldridge, Van Buren, 13.12.

200 — 1. Hannah Lueders, Rogers, 25.58; 2. Raeghan Smithpeters, Har-Ber, 26.05; 3. Jazmyn Chenault, Fayetteville, 26.43; 4. Khanni Shannon, Har-Ber, 26.76; 5. Tayonna Wilson, Heritage, 26.96; 6. Samantha Carter, Bentonville, 27.14; 7. Ashlyne Silcott, Rogers, 27.35; 8. Alyssa Hoyle, Alma, 27.40.

400 — 1. Anna Siemens, Providence, 58.84; 2. Grace Risenhoover, Rogers, 1:00.17; 3. Annabel Weber, Har-Ber, 1:01.58; 4. Caroline Bouwhuis, Bentonville, 1:01.67; 5. De’Sire Perez, Har-Ber, 1:02.24; 6. Madyson Jones, Bentonville, 1:02.90; 7. Allie Freeman, Alma, 1:03.67; 8. Olivia Breazeale, Rogers, 1:04.11.

800 — 1. Sophie Quandt, Bentonville, 2:19.64; 2. Julianne Dillon, Har-Ber, 2:20.77; 3. Angela Saitta, Haas Hall Fayetteville, 2:25.12; 4. Trinity Walker, Bentonville, 2:29.34; 5. Halle Gilreath, Rogers, 2:30.25; 6. Grace Litzinger, Fayetteville, 2:31.71; 7. Addison Backwater, Sequoyah, 2:37.34; 8. Madison Loyd, Rogers, 2:38.13.

1,600 — 1. Anna Jeffcoat, Rogers, 5:16.38; 2. Tori Willis, Bentonville, 5:20.82; 3. Krista Herlin, Bentonville, 5:21.18; 4. Katie Andrews, Bentonville, 5:24.03; 5. Wrylee Dickard, Greenland, 5:24.79; 6. Halle Gilreath, Rogers, 5:29.13; 7. Jamison Maass, Haas Hall Bentonville, 5:29.67; 8. Aubre Gilreath, Rogers, 5:32.85.

3,200 — 1. Rebecca Boushelle, Fayetteville, 11:20.93 (meet record; previous mark 11:24.75 by Wood, Neosho, Mo., 2011); 2. Anna Jeffcoat, Rogers, 11:46.29; 3. Rachel Allen, Fayetteville, 11:52.95; 4. Aubre Gilreath, Rogers, 11:55.92; 5. Emily Newberry, Har-Ber, 11:56.97; 6. Kaitlyn Christensen, Bentonville, 12:07.74; 7. Aubrey Hardcastle, Fayetteville, 12:08.83; 8. Julia Clark, Van Buren, 12:12.92.

100 hurdles — 1. Lauren Holmes, Fayetteville, 15.62; 2. Audrey Wilson, Rogers, 15.85; 3. Marta Wolczynska, Alma, 16.02; 4. Cassidy Valenzula, Fayetteville, 16.26; 5. Avery Hughes, Bentonville, 16.35; 6. Avery Williams, Hector, 16.72; 7. Alexis Johnson, Bentonville, 16.81; 8. Jaren Hernandez, Bentonville, 16.88.

300 hurdles — 1. Hannah Lueders, Rogers, 46.67; 2. Martie Shockley, Alma, 47.06; 3. Allyson Patton, Harrison, 47.67; 4. Marta Wolczynska, Alma, 47.90; 5. Johnaya Givens, LR Parkview, 48.33; 6. Jaren Hernandez, Bentonville, 48.51; 7. Skylurr Patrick, Rogers, 48.96; 8. Rachel Owen, Bentonville, 48.97.

4x100 relay — 1. Fayetteville (Jazmyn Chenault, Lauren Holmes, Adriana Kitchen, Destiny Posey), 49.12 (meet record; previous mark 49.54 by Fayetteville, 2010); 2. Har-Ber, 50.45; 3. Tahlequah, 50.77; 4. Bentonville, 50.81; 5. LR Parkview, 51.23; 6. Alma, 51.83; 7. Heritage, 52.04; 8. Sequoyah, 52.57.

4x400 relay — 1. Har-Ber (Raeghan Smithpeters, Annabel Weber, Julianna Dillon, De’Sire Perez), 4:02.66 (meet record; previous mark 4:02.85 by Fayetteville, 2016); 2. Bentonville, 4:04.53; 3. Alma, 4:05.46; 4. Rogers, 4:06.71; 5. Tahlequah, 4:09.38; 6. LR Parkview, 4:17.04; 7. Fayetteville, 4:18.04; 8. Sequoyah, 4:22.20

4x800 relay — 1. Bentonville (Katy Kotoucek, Lainey Quandt, Sophie Quandt, Trinity Walker), 10:09.89; 2. Sequoyah, 10:22.50; 3. Rogers, 10:39.74; 4. Tahlequah, 10:42.16; 5. Fayetteville, 10:47.33; 6. Har-Ber, 10:50.42; 7. Heritage, 11:10.22; 8. Alma, 11:22.63.

Discus — 1. Jasmin Franklin, Fayetteville, 114-1; 2. Kenna Ebert, Har-Ber, 113-6.5; 3. Lyric Peterson, Tahlequah, 110-0; 4. Tayler Womochil, Bentonville, 107-9; 5. Sydney Woith, Van Buren, 103-8; 6. Megan Baumhover, Bentonville, 100-7.5; 7. Amber Covington, Rogers, 97-11; 8. Taylor Payne, Tahlequah, 95-11.

High jump — 1. Elise Randels, Rogers, 5-2; 2. Grace Spangler, Fayetteville, 5-0; 3. Nadie Salley, Fayetteville, 4-10; 4. Lilly Thomas, Bentonville, 4-8; 5. Nicole Morrison, Heritage, 4-8; 6. Jaide Long, Sequoyah, 4-8; 7. Lauren Shell, Providence, 4-8; 8. Jaysley Cook, Heritage, 4-08.

Long jump — 1. Lauren Holmes, Fayetteville, 17-0; 2. Rae Smith, Alma 16-8; 3. Alyssa Hoyle, Alma, 16-8; 4. Adriana Kitchen, Fayetteville, 16-7.5; 5. Ashlyne Silcott, Rogers, 16-7; 6. Avery Hughes, Bentonville, 16-4; 7. Daijah Harris, LR Parkview, 16-1.5; 8. Alexis Johnson, Bentonville, 16-1.

Pole vault — 1. Isabel Neal, Bentonville, 11-10 (tied meet record set by Bailee McCorkle, Greenwood, 2016); 2. (tie) Bailee McCorkle, Greenwood, and Chloe Christian, Bentonville, 11-4; 4. Lauren Sutherland, FS Southside, 10-10; 5. Lucy Kate Lisle, Har-Ber, 10-10; 6. Skyler Owens, Bentonville, 10-4; 7. Charlotte McWhorter, Har-Ber, 9-10; 8. Josie Farthing, Rogers, 8-10.

Shot put — 1. Jasmine Franklin, Fayetteville, 43-3 (meet record; previous mark 41-11.25 by Jasmine Franklin, Fayetteville, 2016); 2. Lyric Peterson, Tahlequah, 40-5.5; 3. Alexandra Dorado, Tahlequah, 35-6.5; 4. Kenna Ebert, Har-Ber, 35-2; 5. Tayler Womochil, Bentonville, 34-10.5; 6. Sydney Grizzle, Van Buren, 34-3; 7. Hannah Olsen, Bentonville, 34-0; 8. McKenzie Pillstrom, Rogers, 33-6.

Triple jump — 1. Rae Smith, Alma, 34-11; 2. Avery Hughes, Bentonville, 34-9; 3. Mary Cawood, Bentonville, 34-6; 4. Daijah Harris, LR Parkview, 33-10.25; 5. Sasha Goforth, Fayetteville, 33-5; 6. Karalynn McNeal, LR Parkview, 33-4.5; 7. Alyssa Hoyle, Alma, 33-1; 8. Chloe Christian, Bentonville, 33-0.

Franklin's toss is just 5 inches away from the Class 7A state mark of 43-8 set by Texarkana's Roshendeda Ross in 1991 and 9.5 inches from the state overall mark of 44-0.25 set by Rogers High's Heather Lakey in 1997. State records, however, can only be set during state meets or the Meet of Champs, according to the Arkansas Activities Association.

"I guess I was just feeling it." said Franklin, who also had a winning toss of 114-1 in the discus. "Everything just worked out. I was on my home turf, so I knew I had to represent. I felt like I had more energy than normal. When we go to other meets, I guess my energy dies by being on the bus.

"It's a lot pressure. I feel like I need to throw harder and work harder in practice. I want to beat them and be able to be nationally ranked. I want to it this year and help my team. I'm feeling it -- maybe conference or state."

The shot put was one of three meet records Fayetteville's girls broke during the meet. The 4x100-meter relay team of Jazmyn Chenualt, Lauren Holmes, Adriana Kitchen and Destiny Posey had a time of 49.12 seconds and broke the previous mark of 49.54 set by Fayetteville in 2010, while Rebecca Boushelle won the 3,200 in 11 minutes, 20.93 seconds, breaking the previous mark of 11:24.75 set in 2011.

Springdale Har-Ber's girls broke a record in the final event as the team of Raeghan Smithpeters, Annabel Weber, Julianna Dillon, De'Sire Perez finished the 4x400 relay in 4:02.66, breaking the previous mark of 4:02.85 Fayetteville set last year. Meanwhile, Bentonville High pole vaulter Isabel Neal cleared 11-10 and tied the meet record Greenwood's Bailee McCorkle set last year.

On the boys side, Fayetteivlle's Camren Fischer made the most of the second time he ran the 1,600 this season, even though he said it's his favorite race. Fischer only trimmed almost 10 seconds off his previous performance, but his time of 4:19.51 broke the previous meet record that Springdale's Gabe Gonzalez set in 2010 by more than 5 seconds.

"I knew my time going into the race wasn't that good," Fischer said. "I wanted to improve my time, and that was my main goal. It was just a race against the clock every time I went around the track, and I wanted to make sure I stayed on pace or better.

"I came across the first lap at 62 (seconds) and the goal was 65 each time. I wanted to finish at a 5:20, and I was fast after 800."

The only other record broken came from Har-Ber senior Zach McWhorter, but in a different category. Known more for his pole vaulting ability, McWhorter won the 110 hurdles in a time of 14.71 seconds and broke the previous mark of 14.79 set 12 years ago.

"The hurdles was my first event," said McWhorter, who also won the pole vault at 16-0 and earned the high-point award. "I was mad about losing last week, so I was determined to go all out and not worry about anything. Things just clicked."

McWhorter's performance helped Har-Ber's boys claim the team title as the Wildcats compiled 169.5 points to 145.5 for second-place Bentonville. On the girls side, Bentonville scored 142 points and won the team title, followed by Fayetteville with 121 and Rogers High with 112.

Sports on 04/15/2017