THE WINNER: Cullen Prena
School: Walled Lake (Mich.) Central
Weight: 240 pounds
Athletic achievement: He launched the discus a state-record 210 feet, 1 inch at the Div. 1 state meet this spring, which ranked as the nation’s No. 1 performance among prep competitors in 2013 at the time of his selection. Prena also won the shot put with a throw of 60-11, leading the Vikings to fourth place as a team.
Academic excellence: Prena has maintained a 3.57 GPA.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally raising funds for children’s hospitals.
“Cullen is the most dominant thrower the state of Michigan has ever produced,” said Walled Lake Central coach Nebojsa Stojkovic. “He shattered the state record by over 12 feet. He’s the total package. An outstanding leader in competition as well as.”
THE FUTURE: Prena has signed with Oregon.