Position
Sprints
Height
5'10
Class
Freshman
Hometown
San Fernando, Trinidad
Major
Psychology
High School
St. Stephens HS

Event: 400M (IN: 47.56; OUT: 46.13)

2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist (4×400 Relay)
5-time All-American
SEC Champion
3-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Helped continue LSU’s tradition of excellence in the 4×400-meter relay throughout his collegiate career from 2009-12 … Earned five-All-America honors in four seasons with the Tigers … Finished as an NCAA Outdoor silver medalist in the mile relay in 2011 … Helped the Tigers sweep NCAA Indoor and NCAA Outdoor bronze medals in the relay in 2012 … Also a member of LSU’s relay team that finished in sixth place nationally during both the indoor and outdoor seasons during his freshman season in 2009 … Claimed an SEC Indoor title in the event during a brilliant senior season … Was a three-time All-SEC performer in the event during his collegiate career … Wrapped up his as a member of relay teams ranking No. 2 at 3:01.07, No. 3 at 3:01.21 and No. 7 at 3:01.97 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list … Also a member of the relay team that ranked No. 8 at 3:05.41 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list at the end of his career … Made his Olympic debut for Trinidad & Tobago at the 2012 Olympic Games in London following his senior season … Won an Olympic bronze medal in the 4×400-meter relay during his debut while helping Trinidad & Tobago set a national record of 2:59.40 in the Olympic final.

2012
Enjoyed his most successful season on the track as a senior in 2012 … A staple on LSU’s powerful 4×400-meter relay team throughout the season … Earned a pair of All-America honors as a member of LSU’s mile relay team … Also crowned an SEC Indoor champion and a two-time All-SEC performer on the relay during his senior season … Ran a career-best 44.84-second split on the third leg of the team that claimed the NCAA Outdoor bronze medal with the third-fastest run in school history at 3 minutes, 1.21 seconds in the national final … Helped the Tigers finish runner-up in the final men’s team standings at the 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships as a member of the third-place 4×400 relay … Also ran the third leg on the foursome that clocked 3:01.97 for second place in the national semifinal … Was also an NCAA Championships qualifier in the 400-meter dash during his final season as an LSU Tiger … Finished in 16th place in the national semifinal after running 46.34 seconds in the event held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa … Advanced to the NCAA semifinals after setting a personal record of 46.22 for 10th place in the 400-meter quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Clocked 46.60 for 12th place in the first round of qualifying at the national meet … Ran a 45.57-second split on the third leg of LSU’s mile relay team that posted a 3:03.20 for the fastest time at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Scored three points for the Tigers with his performance at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium in Baton Rouge … Earned All-SEC honors as a member of LSU’s 4×400 relay after he ran the third leg on the team that clocked 3:03.80 for second place in the conference final … Added one point with a run of 47.20 for an eighth-place finish in the 400-meter final at the SEC Outdoor meet … Advanced to the SEC final for the second-straight season after clocking 46.50 in the conference semifinal … Opened the outdoor season by running 46.56 for seventh place in the 400-meter dash at the Battle on the Bayou … Helped the Tigers sweep 4×400-meter relay titles at the Texas Relays (3:04.54) and Penn Relays (3:04.47) in 2012 … Won his first career SEC title during the indoor season while running the third leg on the team that clocked 3:06.48 for the win at the SEC Indoor Championships … Finished in 14th place in the 400 meters at the SEC Indoor meet … Set an indoor seasonal-best of 47.56 for 15th place at the Tyson Invitational … Ran a 46.86-second split on the third leg of the team that set a seasonal-best with the eighth-best time in school history at 3:05.41 with a win at the Tyson Invitational … Wrapped up the indoor season with a run of 46.51 on the third leg of LSU’s 4×400 relay that won the NCAA Indoor bronze medal with a time of 3:05.80 in the national final at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Followed the collegiate season by representing Trinidad & Tobago in the 4×400 relay at the 2012 Olympic Games in London … Won an Olympic bronze medal in his debut while running a 45.44-second split on the third leg of the team that set a Trinidad & Tobago national record of 2:59.40 for third place in the Olympic final … Qualified for Trinidad’s Olympic team by breaking his 400-meter PR with a run of 46.13 for sixth place in the final at the Sagicor National Championships held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

2011
Ran the second leg on LSU’s 4×400-meter relay that wrapped up the 2011 season as the national runner-up with a second-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Teamed with Robert Simmons, Caleb Williams and Riker Hylton to run the second-fastest time in program history at 3 minutes, 1.07 seconds to claim the NCAA silver in the 2011 season finale … Seasonal-best time of 3:01.07 ranks behind only LSU’s collegiate record of 2:59.59 from 2005 on the school’s all-time performance list in the 4×400-meter relay … Helped LSU’s mile relay team earn a spot in the national final after running 3:04.38 in the semifinal round … Also ran the second leg on the foursome that qualified for the NCAA Championships with a time of 3:03.95 in a second-place finish overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. … Also ran on relay teams that finished in second place at the Penn Relays (3:02.33) and third place at the Texas Relays (3:02.23) in 2011 … Clocked a 2011 seasonal-best time of 46.53 seconds in the open 400-meter dash in a third-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Went on to score two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish in the 400 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships (46.91) … Clocked 46.89 in the qualifying round to advance to the SEC Outdoor final … Competed in the event at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, finishing in 28th place overall in the first round of qualifying … Sat out the 2011 indoor season due to injury.

2010
A staple on LSU’s 4×400-meter relay throughout the outdoor season … Ran the third leg on the team that finished in 11th place with a time of 3:07.97 in the semifinal round at the 2010 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. … Qualified for the national semifinals by running the third leg on the relay team that placed fourth at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. … Helped the Tigers run a seasonal-best time of 3:04.10 at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a seasonal-best relay split of 45.72 seconds on the third leg … Ran the second leg on the foursome that earned a fourth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships (3:04.92) … Also competed in the open 400 meters during the outdoor campaign … Finished in 30th place in the event at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds after clocking 47.04 … Clocked a seasonal-best time of 46.97 in the open 400-meter dash in a sixth-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Won the 400-meter title with a time of 47.39 in LSU’s outdoor opener at the Louisiana Classics … Finished runner-up at the Miami Elite Invitational (47.25) … Competed in only two meets during the indoor season … Ran on LSU’s 4×400-meter relay that clocked 3:13.74 to win the event title at the New Mexico Invitational … Recorded a time of 48.42 in the 400-meter dash at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Suffered an injury while running the 200-meter dash at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and was out for the remainder of the indoor season.

2009
Was a 400-meter specialist who earned a pair of All-America honors during his freshman season as a member of LSU’s 4×400-meter relay team … Ran as part of the foursome that earned a sixth-place finish at both the NCAA Indoor Championships and NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2009 … Ran the second leg on the team that took sixth at the NCAA Indoor meet with a time of 3:08.47 in the national final … Anchored the Tigers to All-America honors with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor meet while running a seasonal best of 3:03.81 … Also earned his first career All-SEC honor during the outdoor season while running the second leg on the 4×400-meter relay that took second place at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:04.75 … Placed fifth in the mile relay at the SEC Indoor Championships … Was an NCAA Mideast Regional qualifier in the 400 meters while clocking a seasonal-best time of 47.05 seconds to take 11th place at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Also finished 11th in the open quarter at the SEC Indoor meet while running an indoor best of 47.65 … Recorded a time of 21.79 in his only 200-meter race of the 2009 outdoor season at the Louisiana Classics … Competed in a total of 15 meets during his freshman season at LSU.

PRIOR TO LSU
Signed with LSU as one of the premier young 400-meter runners in the world for the Class of 2008 … Represented his country at the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Osaka, Japan, as part of Trinidad’s 4×400-meter relay pool … Won two medals at the 2007 Pan American Junior Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil, after anchoring Trinidad’s 4×400-meter relay to a gold medal and winning the bronze medal in the 400 meters with a personal-best time of 46.27 seconds … His personal best was the 12th-fastest time in the world in 2007 by an athlete under the age of 20 … Also competed in the 400 meters and ran on his country’s silver-medal winning sprint medley relay at the 2005 World Youth Championships in Morocco.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ade Franci Alleyne-Forte … Born on Oct. 11, 1988 … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

 

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