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Julien Alfred wins big at FastTrack Collegiate Opener

By SNO Staff

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Alfred won the race by 0.6 seconds. Photo credit: University of Texas

(SNO) – Saint Lucian sprint sensation, Julien Alfred has won big in the 60-meter dash at the FastTrack Collegiate Opener in Houston, Texas.

The competition took place last Saturday.

She placed first in the dash with a time of 7.18 seconds.

This put Alfred among the top 10 under 20 sprinters of all time.

The 18-year-old athlete won the race by 0.6 seconds, beating Tatyana Bryant of Texas Southern who clocked 7.76 seconds.

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, congratulated Alfred on her success, describing her win as “an incredible feat” since she has just recovered from a hamstring injury.

Alfred joined the University of Texas Longhorns women’s track and field team this year.

An alumna of Leon Hess Comprehensive in Saint Lucia and St. Catherine High in Jamaica, the much-sought-after Alfred holds national junior records for the 100m and 200m races.

She was the first to win a gold medal for Saint Lucia in the Commonwealth Youth Games and the first Saint Lucian to receive a medal at the Youth Olympic games.

Following her recent success Alfred has been heavily recruited by American colleges and universities.

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