Lubbock, Texas – Texas sprinter Julien Alfred made history at the 2023 Big 12 Indoor Championships in Lubbock, Texas on Saturday, breaking her own record in the collegiate women’s 60m event. Alfred clocked in at an impressive 6.97 seconds in the final, improving upon her previous record of 7.00 seconds set earlier this month.
Alfred had given a glimpse of her form in the heats on Friday evening, when she clocked in at 7.03 seconds, but she returned in the final with a blazing run, leaving the competition in the dust and improving both the meeting and Sports Performance Center records. – Read more: Day 2: 2023 SEC Indoor Championships order of events, start lists, how to watch today
Another 60m Record For Julien Alfred
Rosemary Chukwuma of Texas Tech came in second place with a time of 7.17, followed by Ezinne Abba of Texas who clocked the same time to follow home behind the Saint Lucian sprinter.
Following her stunning victory, Alfred was met with enthusiastic applause and hugs from her Texas teammates, who were thrilled by her impressive achievement of becoming the 8th fastest sprinter in history and breaking the NCAA collegiate record three times in a row.
In the men’s event, Terrence Jones of Texas Tech posted a time of 6.48 seconds for back-to-back sub 6.50secs, with Texas Tech taking the top four places. He clocked a meeting record, 6.46secs in the heats.
Jones, who didn’t get off to the best start, accelerated through the middle of the race and even had enough time to celebrate before crossing the finish line. Don’dre Swint came in second at 6.57, followed by Caleb Dean and Courtney Lindsey, both of Texas Tech, with times of 6.58 and 6.59 respectively.
Texas will be hoping to retain its Big 12 Indoor Championships women’s team title and the performance from Julien Alfred will give the team an even greater lift to go after that feat. leading the way in the women’s 60m event.