Julien Alfred of Texas sets meet record in women's 60m final at Big 12 Championships
Alfred's record run in women's 60m final boosts Texas' chances at Big 12 Championships

LUBBOCK, Texas — Julien Alfred of the University of Texas has set a new meet record in the women’s 60m final at the Big 12 Indoor Championships, running faster than every Jamaican except for Merlene Ottey.

Alfred crossed the finish line with a time of 6.97, earning 10 points for her team and showcasing her impressive speed and skills.

Julien Alfred....The sophomore sprinter has the NCAA-leading mark at 60m and the No. 4 time at 200m this season- at NCAA West Preliminary
Julien Alfred riding high in Texas

Texas Tech’s Chukwuma edges out Texas’ Abba for second in women’s 60m final at Big 12 Championships

Rosemary Chukwuma of Texas Tech finished second with a time of 7.17, barely edging out Ezinne Abba of Texas, who also finished with a time of 7.17 but was awarded third place due to a difference of milliseconds. Kennedy Blackmon of the University of Oklahoma took fourth place with a time of 7.22, while Iyana Gray of Texas Christian University earned fifth place with a time of 7.30.

Lanae Thomas of the University of Texas earned sixth place with a time of 7.31, and Kevona Davis of Texas Christian University came in seventh with 7.33. How to watch the Big 12 Indoor Championships?

Alfred’s impressive performance in the women’s 60m final helped propel the University of Texas to a strong showing at the Big 12 Championships. With her record-breaking run and the solid performances of her teammates, Texas proved to be a force to be reckoned with in the track and field competition.

In the men’s 60m final at the competition, Terrence Jones of Texas Tech won with an impressive time of 6.48, setting a new meet record and earning 10 points for his team. Don’dre Swint, also of Texas Tech, finished second with a time of 6.57, earning 8 points, while Caleb Dean, also of Texas Tech, finished third with a time of 6.58 and earning 6 points for his team.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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