Cass Tech High’s boys, Renaissance High’s girls, Pershing High junior Nijzah Hill and CMA High senior Mark Mayo were the big winners Monday at Belle Isle in the 2011 Detroit Public School League Cross Country City Championship Meet.
On a chilled but perfect afternoon for running a three-mile course, Hill timed 22:29 to win the girls’ race for the third year in a row, while Mayo completed an unbeaten PSL season with a winning time of 18:57 in the boys’ race.
Cass Tech’s boys found strength in numbers, scoring a low 29 points and running away with the team title. The Technicians were followed by Renaissance in second place with 80 points, CMA third with 82, Pershing fourth with 84 and Crockett fifth with 160 points.
Renaissance’s girls also won its team title in convincing fashion, scoring 25 points to outdistance Cass Tech in second place with 63, Pershing third with 75 and Osborn fourth with 87.
The top 20 boys’ and girls’ finishers each were accorded All-City accolades. In order of finish, the PSL boys’ All-City team includes Mayo, Cass Tech’s Nicholas Williams, Mumford’s Nathan Warren, Western’s Kenny Rubbet, Cass Tech’s Jermain Tripp, Denby’s Terrance Byrd, CMA’s David Ridgell, Pershing’s Ray Cooley, Cass Tech’s Jason Moses, Cass Tech’s Darnell Cox, Renaissance’s D’Kari Wilson, Northwestern’s Romondo Ray, King’s Malik Albert, Cass Tech’s Trevon Banks, Renaissance’s Austin Davis, Crockett’s Darren Geter, Pershing’s Martez Walker, Cass Tech’s Terrance Washington, Cass Tech’s D’Angelo Wilson and Renaissance’s Jonathan Sutherland.
The PSL girls’ All-City team, in order of finish, includes Hill, Renaissance’s Asia Scott, Renaissance’s Leah Spivey, Renaissance’s DaJanae Dye, Cass Tech’s Taylor Ester, Mumford’s Vorri Zanders, Renaissance’s Yvonne Archie, Cass Tech’s Erika Reid, Renaissance’s Tiffani DuPree, Osborn’s Claudette Brookins, Osborn’s Tianna Hubbard, Cass Tech’s Tiara Jones, Crockett’s Kalisa Harrell, Mumford’s Shontayzia Trice, Pershing’s Terri Neal, Renaissance’s Erin Burgess, Cass Tech’s Simonae Disnguke, Pershing’s Ja’Lisa Hayes, Pershing’s Fantasia Teasley and Osborn’s Dominique Staten.
Cass Tech’s boys and Renaissance’s girls also won East Division and West Division championships, respectively, while Pershing’s girls won the East Division title and CMA’s boys were champs in the West Division.