EUGENE, Ore. — The second-to-last day of competition in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials Saturday wasn’t a good one for a smal

EUGENE, Ore. — The second-to-last day of competition in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials Saturday wasn’t a good one for a small group of local athletes.

Former LSU standout Ryan Fontenot and current Tigers star Jordan Moore failed to make it out of the semifinals in the 110-meter hurdles and McKinley High graduate Kamaria Brown didn’t advance to the final in the women’s 200 meters at Hayward Field.

Fontenot placed third in his semifinal heat with a time of 13.68 seconds and Moore was fifth in his heat in 13.78 seconds. Only the top two finishers in the three heats earned automatic berths in the final along with the next two-fastest times from non-auto qualifiers.

Brown, a former Texas A&M All-American who won the 2014 NCAA 200 meters title on the same track, didn’t have it in the semis Saturday night and finished seventh in her heat in 23.44 seconds.

On Sunday, former LSU athletes Cassandra Tate and Quincy Downing will race for Olympic berths in the women’s and men’s 400-meter hurdles finals, while former Louisiana-Lafayette pole vaulter Morgann Leleux goes in the finals as well.

Chase heading to Rio

Former Lady Tigers standout Chanice Chase became the eighth former LSU athlete to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Friday when she took third place in the 400 hurdles at the Canadian Championships.

Chase clocked a time of 56.06 seconds after winning her semifinals heat with a 56.41 on Thursday. Chase posted a personal-best time of 54.94 seconds in taking fifth place at the NCAA championships last month.

l group of local athletes.

Former LSU standout Ryan Fontenot and current Tigers star Jordan Moore failed to make it out of the semifinals in the 110-meter hurdles and McKinley High graduate Kamaria Brown didn’t advance to the final in the women’s 200 meters at Hayward Field.

Fontenot placed third in his semifinal heat with a time of 13.68 seconds and Moore was fifth in his heat in 13.78 seconds. Only the top two finishers in the three heats earned automatic berths in the final along with the next two-fastest times from non-auto qualifiers.

Brown, a former Texas A&M All-American who won the 2014 NCAA 200 meters title on the same track, didn’t have it in the semis Saturday night and finished seventh in her heat in 23.44 seconds.

On Sunday, former LSU athletes Cassandra Tate and Quincy Downing will race for Olympic berths in the women’s and men’s 400-meter hurdles finals, while former Louisiana-Lafayette pole vaulter Morgann Leleux goes in the finals as well.

On Friday, former Lady Tigers standout Chanice Chase became the eighth former LSU athlete to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics when she took third place in the 400 hurdles at the Canadian Championships.

Chase clocked a time of 56.06 seconds after winning her semifinals heat with a 56.41 on Thursday. Chase posted a personal-best time of 54.94 seconds in taking fifth place at the NCAA championships last month.