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Ade Alleyne-Forte
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'10"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: San Fernando, Trinidad
High School: St. Stephens HS
Major: Psychology
Born: 10/11/1988
Ade Alleyne-Forte Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 11/19/2012

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

2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist (4x400 Relay)
5-time All-American
SEC Champion
3-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Helped continue LSU's tradition of excellence in the 4x400-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 4x400-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 4x400-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 4x400 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 4x400 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 4x400-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 4x400 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 4x400 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 4x400-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 4x400-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 4x400-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 4x400-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 4x400-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 4x400-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 4x400-meter relay pool ... Won two medals at the 2007 Pan American Junior Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil, after anchoring Trinidad's 4x400-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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