ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (March 10, 2023) – Senior Julien Alfred from Texas made history again during Day 1 of the 2023 NCAA Indoor Championships on Friday, March 10, at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico.
The St. Lucian sprinter broke her own collegiate 60-meter record, clocking a stunning time of 6.96 seconds, shaving off 0.01 seconds from her previous mark of 6.97 seconds, which she set at the Big 12 Conference Championships in Lubbock, Texas, last month. – Read more: NCAA Indoor Championships 2023 Day 1 results, start lists
Alfred won the first semi-final heat and became the pre-race favorite. With this feat, the 21-year-old now has the eighth-fastest time for the women’s 60m in collegiate history.
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The feat also marks Alfred’s dominance and consistency in the event this season, during which she recorded six national records.
Joining the Texas sprinter in Saturday’s final of the women’s 60m dash are Jacious Sears of Tennessee, who clocked a personal best of 7.04 seconds to win the second semi-final heat, and Kaila Jackson of Georgia and Jadyn Mays of Oregon, who both clocked 7.07 seconds while finishing second and third, respectively, in the same semis.
Favour Ofili of LSU and Kiara Grant of Clemson also advanced to the medal race, with seven of the eight qualifiers posting personal bests. The competition promises to be thrilling final on Day two!
The final of the women’s 60m dash is set to take place on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico.
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