Ministry of Youth Development & Sports Salutes Julien Alfred

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The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports joins Saint Lucians in celebrating the athletic achievements of local track star, Julien Alfred, who has not only shown her ability to win on a world stage but to incrementally improve on her personal bests.

Having turned 21 on June 10, she continues to deliver on the promise she has shown from her early days in training in her home country of Saint Lucia.

Currently, a Texas Longhorn sophomore, Julien has had a remarkable season winning the Women’s 100m semi-final last week with a time of 10.90. She went on to smoke the competition in the finals of the 2022 NCAA Division One Outdoor Championships this past weekend in Oregon in 11.02 seconds.

Alfred was also the first leg runner of the champion 4x100m relay team which clocked a time of 42.42.

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Minister for Youth Development and Sports, Hon. Kenson Casimir, in remarking on the track star’s recent successes said: “I continue to be impressed with the maturation of Julien Alfred on the global stage. I must congratulate her, her local coach Cuthbert Modeste, and her family on a job well done. I must also acknowledge former Minister of Sports, Hon. Shawn Edward on the initial support provided to her during his tenure. As a nation, we are now reaping the rewards of our good governance. We will continue to provide her with as much support as we can, while we nurture all our emerging athletes.”

The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports commits to the continued support of Julien Alfred, as is the case for all athletes under the agency’s Elite and Emerging Athletes Program.

The Ministry wishes her sustained success on her sporting journey and looks forward to welcoming her home in the near future.

Source: Ministry of Youth Development and Sports

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  1. Only now? When the young lady needed support Yardie and Jaheim were the ones raising funds for her. Shame on y’all!

  2. Congrats to her! This is typical late response. This should have been a sports headline last week. We are so tied up in reporting crime that we forgot about this great achievements. No wonder she said that they dont make a big deal about track back in St LUCIA!

  3. Congrats to Ms. Alfred. Your hard work and sacrifices made is paying off.

    However, it’s a sad thing as an independent nation that our talented young people all have to exit St.Lucia to realise their potentials. This young lady from form 3.

    Our leaders have failed. Politics in St.Lucia has failed. Our youth have been failed.

    No path for young and talented St.Lucians. The easiest path is the gun man path. Something must be done.

  4. The last 5 years of this lady’s sporting career was the most crucial and required the most support. Are these guys jealous of the relationship Allen had with this growing athelete? He was involved with all sports person. Chaste never used the youth money to build a 2×2 costing over $160,000.00.

    • Bravo, your comments indicate that you are ignorant of the facts surrounding Ms. Alfred’s journey during Chas’ reign.
      I speak from a nonpolitical standpoint as I have no allegiance to ANY party.

  5. If I eh see a huge billboard (among other recognitions) with this young lady on it along the busiest highway in Saint Lucia in the next few days, then the sports authorities are showing signs of failure! Which other saint lucian has obliterated their competitors in a running event in such grand style on such a grand stage as the NCAA D1 championships before….none! Lets rally around her as she will definitively put us on the map aka looking forward to World Champs next 3 weeks and of course the olympics! Stay healthy lickle girl! Give em’ hell!


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