*Saginaw High School - 1933-35
Participated in football, basketball, and track and field
Set shot put, broad jump and high jump records

*Captured Class A shot put and high jump titles - 1934
Captured Class A shot put (new state record), high jump and broad jump titles - 1935

*Helped lead Saginaw High to its first-ever Class A state track and field championship - 1935

*University of Michigan - 1935-37
First black student athlete ever elected captain of the Wolverines' Track team Set shot put and discuss records at University of Michigan.

*Captured the World Decathlon championship in Cleveland - 1940

*Qualified for Olympics but the games were cancelled because of WWII

*Competing for the Detroit Police Department, he won the National AAU Decathlon championship - 1942 & 1943

*Worked for the Detroit Police Department for 25 years, winning eight meritorious service citations

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