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.