On Saturday, Saint Lucian sprinter Julien Alfred made history at the 2023 Big 12 Indoor Championships in Lubbock, Texas, breaking her record in the collegiate women’s 60m event.
Alfred clocked an impressive 6.97 seconds in the final, improving upon her previous record of 7.00 seconds set earlier this month.
Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre congratulated her, noting that Alfred also won the Big 12 Indoor Championships 200m in 22.26 seconds, the 4th fastest time in the world.
“We are proud of your achievements and you have our support. Congratulations once again Julien,” Pierre wrote on Facebook regarding the 2022 Commonwealth Games 100m silver medallist’s latest sprint record.
Alfred has become the 8th fastest sprinter in history while also breaking the NCAA collegiate record three times in a row.
W-h-a-a-t! Blazing fast. FLOW, take notice.
Very well done Julien! Keep going…
My heart is bursting with pride!!
Congratulations to Julien …
My tears of joy have been flowing incessantly, since yesterday!
Congratulations, Julien! Never stop your hard work!
Congratulations sister of the soil…we are all very proud of your accomplishments…well done ….
I sure hope I will be alive to see it, but this young lady may just eventually bring us our first Olympic medal!
I’ve been following this young lady from primary school to her transfer to Jamaica and now the US. She was a phenom then and and still is today. Accolades on the primary, secondary, regional, commonwealth games, the NCAA, and global stages. I wish you continued success in your pursuits, young lady.
Job well done. 👏 The sky is the limit
You’re our star Julien, continue to shine.
Awesome pavement for upcoming athletes. Keep up the good work and all the best in your pursuits
Keep up the good work – continue reaching for the stars. You certainly are gifted with the skillsets to do so. God bless you –