Dreher sophomore sprinter Brandon Sanders continued his season at the U.S. Area Youth Olympic Selection Trials in Arlington, Texas with wins in both the 100- and 200-meter events.
Athletes will be nominated for the first-ever Youth Olympic Games in Singapore based on their performances at the meet.
Dreher coach Daniel Brooks told scrunners.com Sanders encountered drug testing for the first time after his 100 run. Brooks said both the instant and lab report came back clean.
"After I finished the 100 the doping officials were waiting for me at the finish line, I didn't find that to be a surprise though," said Sanders. "So I went and got my dad and we went through the process. I wasn't nervous or surprised I just did what they needed me to. It was something new but I don't think it will be the last. I'm blessed with my speed theres nothing else to it."
Sanders ran 11.05 in the 100 with a wind reading of -3.8. Siddell Freeman (Ala.) was second in 11.32. He finished the 200 in 21.73 with Siddell second in 21.93.
"Coming into today I knew I was going to do well, I compete to win so I was confident," said Sanders"
Sanders pulled out the win with 30-meters left in the 200 after being in third place, according to Brooks.
"It was a great experience for him," said Brooks.
"My experience in Texas isn't over yet but so far so good," said Sanders. "I've been to the Cowboys stadium, Texas Rangers stadium, and a few malls. There are plenty more places for me to visit while I'm here and I plan on making the most out of this trip."