Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
East English Village sophomore Latona Turner won the 1600 meters and the 800 meters at the 2014 Detroit Public School League track and field championship meet May 22 at Renaissance High School and has been named the PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week.
Turner, also a cross country standout, won the 1600 with a winning time of 5:49.88, 17.93 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. She came back to run the 800 in a winning time of 2:36.04, 7.70 seconds faster than the next finisher.
The Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week award is representative of the league’s top boys and girls athletes. The award is presented by the DPS Office of Athletics and sponsored for the fourth year in a row by Detroit-area McDonald’s owner-operators.