Former Tiger Francique Claims Another 400-meter Gold
OSAKA, Japan — Former Tiger great Alleyne Francique continued his dominance in the men’s 400 meters over the weekend, winning the IAAF Japan Grand Prix.
Francique, the 2004 indoor world champion in the 400, clocked the fastest quartermile time in the world this season, 44.47, to easily outdistance runner-up Yamaguchi Yuki of Japan (45.31).
A two-time national champion and six-time All-American while at LSU, Francique is currently ranked No. 3 in the world in the 400 meters behind the United States’ Jerome Young and Tyree Washington.
Francique returns to action Friday, May 14, when he travels to Doha, Qatar, for the Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix.