AAU Spotlight: Dorian Friend
Originally posted in Youth Runner’s September/October Issue
Some say that Dorian Friend can’t be stopped. He’s competed at both the local and National level and he’s only been beat once.
During his second year of Track and Field, Dorian competed in New Orleans, LA at the AAU Junior Olympic Games where he placed first in the 100, 200 and 400 meter dash.
Next it was off to the AAU Club Championships in Orlando, FL where he placed first in the 100, 200 and 400 meter dash as well. One week later he placed first in the 100, 200 and 400 meter dash at the USATF Junior Olympics.
The 5 foot tall 11 year old speedster recently competed in the 2015 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Norfolk, VA where he placed 1st in the 200 and 400 meter dash, while anchoring his teams 4x100 meter relay.
No matter what arena he’s in or who’s standing in the lane beside him, Dorian shows up and shows out. He practices like a champion, never gives his coaches a problem and remains respectful and humble both on and off the track.