Portsmouth student named “Fastest 9-year-old Girl” in the nation

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A third grade honor roll student from John Tyler Elementary has been named the “Fastest 9-year-old Girl” in the nation after competing against hundreds of the top girls in Landover, Maryland.

Aziyah Heru earned the gold medal at the AAU National Indoor Championship games. She runs track for the Virginia Seminoles Track Club, which is made up of students from across Hampton Roads.

She’s also┬áthe 2017 National 60-meter Champion, winning with a time of 9.1 seconds. She placed third in the 200 meter race with a time of 31.2 seconds.

Her dream is to break the 100-meter Olympic record set by Florence Joyner Griffith in 1988. She’s now preparing for outdoor track training with her father five days a week.

Congrats, Aziyah!