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Julien Alfred named USTFCCCA co-national Athlete of the Week

Julien Alfred of Texas and St. Lucia

Texas standout sprinter Julien Alfred was named USTFCCCA’s Co-National Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.

Alfred, running her first 60 meters of the season, set the NCAA record in the event after clocking a time of 7.02 seconds at the Dr. MLK Jr. Invitational 2023 in Albuquerque to beat the 7.04 secs performance she set at the 2022 NCAA Indoor Championship.

The St. Lucia native holds the top-three fastest times in the 60m indoor event and the five fastest performances in Texas program history. She had threatened the collegiate record earlier at the after she clocked 7.05 seconds in the heats.

Alfred is the second Longhorn woman to earn the honor this season after teammate Kennedy Simon received the accolade in December.

The Longhorn women have now won the weekly award four times, with Alfred earning the award twice, Simon and Courtney Okolo in February of 2016.

Alfred had opened her 2023 season with 37.36 secs performance in Louisville KY on 3 Dec 2022 before clocking 23.10 in a 200m race in the same state on 14 Jan.

The 21-year-old also clocked a national record of 22.71 secs for the 200m in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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