Saint Lucia’s Julien Alfred runs world’s fastest December 60m since 2001

Article Courtesy Journalist Terry Finisterre

The University of Texas Longhorns Track and Field programme won eight individual events and one relay at the FasTrak Collegiate Opener on Saturday (7 Dec), their first meet of the 2019-20 indoor season. The Longhorns also set nine personal bests at Yeoman Fieldhouse in Houston.In the women’s 60-metre dash, Saint Lucian sophomore Julien Alfred was the fastest in the preliminaries with a personal-best 7.18. She ran 7.23 in the final to stand atop the podium and was six-tenths of a second faster than second place. A product of Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School in Saint Lucia and St Catherine’s High in Jamaica, the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games 100m champion has definitively declared herself in the early going.