The Detroit Public School League boys’ and girls’ track and field championship meet is today (May 27) beginning at 2 p.m. at Renaissance High School.
Justin Bullock, a senior from Renaissance, will run the half-mile, mile and two-mile run. He is featured in today’s edition of the Detroit News for his prowess on the track and in the classroom.
A 4.0 student, Bullock is one of 1,000 Gates Millenium Scholars in 2010 and has scholarship offers totalling $1.8 million. He will be headed to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall.
Bullock, 17, is the son of Yolanda Cargile, a science teacher at Cass Tech High School.
“He’s a role model for the other students,” said Renaissance track coach Harry Weaver. “I have seven 4.0 students on my team and Justin has tutored them all. He does that without anybody having to ask him.”
Renaissance heads into today’s meet leading both the boys’ and girls’ competition following Tueday’s preliminaries and field events semifinals.
With four events scored, the boys’ point standings are Renaissance 55, Cody 28, King 20, Cass Tech 20, Mumford 12, Cooley 6, Northwestern 3 and Southwestern 2. The girls’ point standings are Renaissance 28, Cass Tech 23, Mumford 22, Central 22, Cooley 14, CMA 10, Osborn 9, Pershing 5, Southeastern 5, King 4, Western 2, Southwestern 1, Cody 1.