Winning three All-American awards has helped take the edge off a frustrating end to the 2019/2020 NCAA athletics season for University of Texas sophomore Julien Alfred.

Young St Lucian speedster Julien Alfred is part of the Caribbean’s generation next and seems destined for great things.

The 19-year-old, who competes for the University of Texas Longhorns, a United States collegiate team, was off to a brilliant start to the new season.  From December to February, Alfred scorched the track and set national records in the 60m and 200m, before going on to claim the sprint double at the Big 12 indoor Track and Field Championships.

 Like everyone else, the sprinter’s progress ground to a halt in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  We caught up with the young athlete to see what life has been like since then.