Francique Wins 400 in Sweden; Davis to Compete

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Francique Wins 400 in Sweden; Davis to Compete

MALMO, Sweden — Former LSU All-American Alleyene Francique added another title to his already impressive resume Wednesday, winning the 400 meters at the Folksam Grand Prix in Malmo, Sweden.

Running for Granada, Francique won the quarter-mile race with an impressive 45.28 clocking to outdistance Australia’s Patrick Dwyer (46.05) and Japan’s Kenji Tabata (46.26) who finished second and third, respectively.

In his two seasons at LSU, Francique shattered the indoor school record in the 400 meters (45.35) and anchored the Tigers 4×400-meter relay team to both indoor and outdoor school record marks.

In other international competition involving former Tigers, NCAA Champion and Olympian Walter Davis looks to continue a fantastic summer of competition at track and field’s highest level in the Golden League’s Weltklasse Zurich in Switzerland on Friday.

Davis, who stands in third place in the Golden League standings with 40 points, will compete against the world’s best beginning at 2 p.m. CDT. The following is the field for the meet:logoweltklasse.gif

Kenta Bell, USA
Walter Davis, USA
Fabrizio Donato , ITA
Jonathan Edwards, GBR
Charles Friedek, GER
Aleksandr Glavatskiy, BLR
Alexander Martinez, CUB
Christian Olsson, SWE
Tim Rusan, USA