Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
A week after both began the Detroit Public School League cross country season by finishing in second place, Pershing High sophomore Brittany Hill and Cass Tech freshman Cameron Cooper won the girls’ and boys’ races, respectively, Tuesday at Belle Isle.
Hill, who finished behind East English Village sophomore Latona Turner in the season opener, re-asserted her superiority by covering the 5,000-meter course in 23:03.14, while Cooper, after placing behind Western’s Juan Flores last week, reversed that order with a winning time of 17:49.522.
Flores, last year’s PSL boys’ champion, took second (17:53.243) followed by King’s Kelly Broadus (18:29.338) and Christian Stokes (18:33.746) in third and fourth-place, respectively, and Cass Tech’s Darwin Weiss fifth (18.49.255).
Renaissance’s Leah Spivey, a third-place finisher in last week’s girls’ race, improved to second with a time of 23:11.58. She was followed by Northwestern’s Tamisha Patton third (24.44.18), Cody’s Chanisse Peterson fourth (24.47.22) and Renaissance’s Kara Machaira fifth (24.51.93). Pershing’s Renita Williams was sixth (24:53.21), while Turner, who started cramping in her side early in the race, slipped to seventh (25:07.55).
In the team scoring, Renaissance won the girls’ meet with 65 points followed by DCP-Northwestern 86 and Pershing 101. Cass Tech’s 34 points dominated the boys’ meet with no team even close. King (103) was second and Western (144) third.