The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Philip J Pierre, has taken to his social media account to congratulate the Saint Lucian Athlete who represented the island in several international events such as the commonwealth games Julien Alfred. She recently created history by completing a 60M sprint in 6.97 seconds.
In addition, Alfred secured victory in the Big 12 Indoor Championships 200m by completing the race in 22.26 seconds. It is worth a mention that this is the fourth fastest time in the world.
The organisers scheduled the Big 12 Indoor Championships for Saturday, February 25, 2023. During the event in Lubbock, Texas, the Saint Lucian athlete broke her earlier record in the collegiate women’s 60m event.
Earlier in February, she had created a record for completing the sporting event in 7.00 seconds. She improved her timing by completing the subsequent sprint event in 6.97 seconds. The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports in the government of Saint Lucia reported that the achievement registered by Julien Alfred makes her the 8th fastest sprinter in the world.
She is also responsible for breaking the NCAA collegiate record three times. Accordingly, the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Philip J Pierre, has expressed his pride over the athlete’s achievement. He communicated on behalf of the people of Saint Lucia that they were proud of her accomplishments. He also took the opportunity to extend his support to the athlete.
The athlete has represented Saint Lucia on several international platforms. She is the youngest girl in the world to run under 7 seconds in any format of sprints at the age of 21 years, eight months and fifteen days old.
The athlete won the 200m title after winning the 60m sprint in an earlier event. She showed equal dedication in winning both tags and created new records in the 60M and 200M sprints.