Former LSU star Kelly-Ann Baptiste comes up short in 100 semifinals at IAAF World Championships

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Former LSU sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste’s bid for an individual medal at the IAAF World Championships ended in the semifinals of the 100 meters in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday.

Running in the third and final semifinal heat, Baptiste, who competes for Trinidad and Tobago, ran fourth with a time of 11.19 seconds.

The top two finishers in each heat automatically advanced to the final, along with the next two fastest times.

Teahna Daniels of the United States picked up the last spot in the 100 final when she clocked in with an 11.10.

Former LSU All-American Natoya Goule will race for a medal Monday when she lines up in the women’s 800 meters final at 2:10 p.m. CDT.

Competing for her native Jamaica, Goule posted a time of 2 minutes, 00.33 seconds in Saturday’s semifinals to earn a spot in the final.