PR: 3:35.23 (2009)
Current Residence: Fayetteville, Ark.
High School: Riverdale (Port Byron, Ill.) HS ‘’06
College: Northern Iowa ’08, Arkansas ‘11
Coach: Chris Bucknam
As a junior at the University of Arkansas, Dorian Ulrey clocked the "A" standard for the 2009 IAAF World Championships at the Golden Gala, in Rome, on July 10. Ulrey, the only American in the race, tucked in behind a deep field of professionals in hopes of securing the World Championships "A" standard of 3:36.20. As he crossed the line in a respectable 12th place, Ulrey clocked a time of 3:35.23. His bronze finish at the USA Championships and his newly acquired "A" standard secures his spot on Team USA for the 2009 IAAF World Championships, in Berlin, Aug. 15-23. Ulrey, in his first season with the Hogs and competing in the SEC in 2009, picked up three SEC titles in 2009: the mile and 3,000 meters indoors and the 1,500 meters outdoors. He was also a three-time NCAA Indoor All-American (mile, 3,000 meters, distance medley relay). During his time at Northern Iowa, Ulrey was the 2008 NCAA runner-up in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:42.56. Also at the NCAA Championships, he clocked a prelim time of 3:43.10. He was the NCAA Midwest Region runner-up in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:41.59, breaking his own UNI and Missouri Valley Conference record. At the 2008 MVC Outdoor Championships, he finished third in the 800 meters (1:49.73) and won the 1,500-meter title (3:56.81). He won the 2008 MVC Indoor title in the mile with a clocking of 4:14.11. During the 2007 outdoor season, he was a member of the title-winning distance medley and 4x800-meter relays at the Drake Relays. He earned All-America honors at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships as the mile anchor for the fourth-place distance medley relay. He holds PRs of 3:41.59 in the 1,500 meters, 1:48 in the 800 meters and 4:00 in the mile. At Riverside HS in Port Bryan, Ill., Ulrey was the Illinois State Champion at 1,600 meters during his junior and senior seasons. He holds the state record in the mile with a time of 4:09. In 2009 Ulrey was named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team. With a GPA of 3.50 as a sociology major, he was also named the Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Ulrey was also the recipient of the 2008-09 SEC Sportsmanship Award, it was announced by the conference office during the NCAA Championships. He was chosen by a vote of the SEC Directors of Athletics.
2010: NCAA Indoor 3,000m champ (8:10.52)...9th at NCAA XC Champs (30:02)...best of 8:10.52.
2009: 3rd at USA Outdoors (3:42.84)...12th at Rome Golden Gala (3:35.23PR)...4th at NCAA Outdoors (3:39.93)...SEC Outdoor 1,500m champ...3rd in 800m at SEC Outdoors...
2008: 2nd at NCAA Outdoors (3:42.56)...Missouri Valley 1,500m champ...best of 3:41.59
2007: Missouri Valley Conference runner-up & 6th in opening round of 1,500m at NCAA Outdoors...best of 3:41.77