Julien Alfred sets a sprint record
St. Lucian student-athlete Julien Alfred has had an eventful and productive year so far, winning a major sprint event this past weekend.
According to sports reports, Alfred, who is currently ranked 5th in the world in the indoor 60 meters; won the 60-meter final at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational in 7.26 seconds last weekend.
Representing the University of Texas and competing in the February 11-12 Tiger Paw Invitational, Julien ran 7.16s in the preliminaries and 7.15s in the semifinals, but ran 7.26s for the win in the 60 Mr. She also ran 23.21s for 4th place in the 200m.
Another student-athlete from Saint Lucia who set a new national record was Jaryl Bernard, who broke his own national shot put record; with a throw of 15.47m for a 1st place, competing at the Tom Bond Invitational 2022 on February 12.
Other St. Lucian student-athletes competing in the Tiger Paw Invitational this past weekend also turned in favorable performances.
Michael Joseph, representing the University of Kansas, ran a personal best indoor 21.53s in the 200m for 39th, 47.73s for 24th and shared 46.5s in the 4x400m where his team won finished 9th (3:10.32).
Armani Modeste, competing for Ohio State University at the Tiger Paw Invitational, clocked an indoor personal best 21.43s for 35th place in the 200m, 48.16s for 30th place in the 400m and shared 47.07s in the 4x400m where his team finished 7th (3:09.90s).