Saint Lucia: Ernest Hilaire applauds Julien Alfred for intl performance

The Deputy Prime Minster of Saint Lucia, who handles the responsibility for the Ministry of Creative Economy, Ernest Hilaire has recently taken to his social media to express his pride and excitement for the star athlete of Saint Lucia, Julien Alfred.

The Deputy Prime Minster of Saint Lucia, who handles the responsibility for the Ministry of Creative Economy, Ernest Hilaire has recently taken to his social media to express his pride and excitement for the star athlete of Saint Lucia, Julien Alfred. She recently emerged as the first woman to join the National Collegiate Athletic Association or NCAA, US. She is also the only Saint Lucian to qualify for the NCAA division three times.

The Deputy Prime Minister shared a post on his social media account. Through this post, he applauded the Saint Lucian sprinter for bringing recognition and laurels to the country. Meanwhile, Julien Alfred recently won the Women’s 100m run at Texas Invitational in Texas, US. Accordingly, Deputy PM Ernest Hilaire shared his appreciation of the athlete. She managed to secure the legal wind (+1.8 m/s).

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Julien Alfred’s performance was the fastest by a collegiate woman this year, making her the 5th fastest sprinter in the world. Meanwhile, The Saint Lucian sprinter and star athlete has recorded several critical achievements for the country’s sports arena. She has registered several records in the country. In February 2023, she broke the fourth-time existing collegiate record.

Julien Alfred became the first woman in the NCAA to dip under 7 seconds in the 60 metres event. Deputy Prime Minster Ernest Hilaire shares several of her accolades on social media. Additionally She successfully represented Saint Lucia at various international events and brought recognition to the island nation.

The Minister of Creative Economy in the government of Saint Lucia has shared several congratulatory messages on her social media to encourage the athlete. Further, she was recently given a diplomatic passport through which she can easily travel to various destinations across the globe and represent her nation with pride.

Julien Alfred is currently the fifth fastest sprinter in the world and holds the record for being the only Saint Lucian athlete and sprinter to qualify for the NCAA division three times.

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