Detroit Public School League
2020 cross country championships

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

At Belle Isle, Detroit



2020 PSL boys cross country champion: Detroit Cass Technical.

Technicians use depth to earn championship

Detroit Cass Technical used its strong depth outpace Detroit Renaissance to win the Detroit Public School League boys cross country championship, placing four runners in the top 10. Junior Duane Wright finished third in 19:03.28. Junior Kelston Richmond was fourth in 19:34.8. Junior Jameson Head was eighth in 20:00.7 and senior Edwin Bell took 10th in 20:03.0. Cass Tech finished with 33 points. Renaissance was second with 49 points. Renaissance senior JeRon Lawrence won the individual championship in 18:43.3.


Detroit Cass Technical

Athletic director: Thomas Wilcher  Head coach: Steven Hall

Runners: Duane Wright, Kelston Richmond, Jameson Head, Edwin Bell, Jameer Gardner, Ethan Dorsett, Christian Hairston, Caleb Richmond, Cameron Collins, DaShaun Stingler



Team results

1. Detroit Cass Technical, 33

2. Detroit Renaissance, 49

3. Detroit Henry Ford, 101

4. Detroit Frederick Douglass, 118

5. Detroit Martin Luther King Jr., 129

6. Detroit Osborn, 145

7. Detroit East English Village, 154

Top individuals

1. JeRon Lawrence, Detroit Renaissance, 18:46.3

2. Vega Stoudamire, Detroit Frederick Douglass, 18:54.9

3. Duane Wright, Detroit Cass Technical, 19:03.2

4. Kelston Richmond, Detroit Cass Technical, 19:34.8

5. Robert Robinson, Detroit East English Village, 19:47.0

6. Demetrius Williams, Detroit Cody, 19:51.0

7. Ben Benjamin, Detroit Martin Luther King Jr., 19:51.4

8. Jameson Head, Detroit Cass Technical, 20:00.7

9. Jaylen Ellis, Detroit Renaissance, 20:01.9

10. Edwin Bell, Detroit Cass Technical, 20:03.0

Boys champion: JeRon Lawrence


2020 PSL girls cross country champion: Detroit Renaissance

Phoenix rise past rivals to win championship

Detroit Renaissance dominated the field to win the Detroit Public School League girls cross country championship, placing six runners in the top 10. Renaissance senior Kynnedee Cowles won the individual championship for the fourth straight year in 20:41.5. Freshman Christian Sanders was second (21:35.2), senior LaJeanee Porter was third (23:24.0), and freshman Rachel Dumas was fourth (23:33.0). Sophomore Aniya Lewis placed sixth (24:40.7) and junior Anya Coates was ninth (24:59.0). Renaissance finished with 16 points. Detroit Cass Technical was second with 54 points.


Detroit Renaissance

Athletic director: Joshua M. Lopez  Head coach: Calvin Hall

Runners: Kynnedee Cowles, Christian Sanders, LaJeanee Porter, Rachel Dumas, Aniya Lewis, Anya Coates, Ashley Lewis, Zion Lewis, Jayla Graham



Team results

1. Detroit Renaissance, 16

2. Detroit Cass Technical, 54

3. Detroit Martin Luther King Jr., 66


Top individuals

1. Kynnedee Cowles, Detroit Renaissance, 20:41.5

2. Christian Sanders, Detroit Renaissance, 21:35.2

3. LaJeanee Porter, Detroit Renaissance, 23:24.0

4. Rachel Dumas, Detroit Renaissance, 23:33.0

5. Diamond Rush, Detroit Cass Technical, 24:02.2

6. Aniya Lewis, Detroit Renaissance, 24:40.7

7. Kennedy Johnson, Detroit Cass Technical, 24:40.9

8. Aaliyah Ellis, Detroit Martin Luther King Jr., 24:58.0

9. Anya Coates, Detroit Renaissance, 24:59.0

10. Morgan Usher, Detroit Martin Luther King Jr., 24:59.6

Girls champion: Kynnedee Cowles

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