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United States' Wilbert London III, Michael Cherry, Fred Kerley and Gil Roberts, from left, pose for a photo after placing second in the men's 4x400-meter final during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) ORG XMIT: WTF362

Matthias Schrader

Former LSU All-American Michael Cherry came up short Sunday in his bid to match former teammate Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake's gold medal just 24 hours earlier at the IAAF world championships.

Cherry ran the third leg for the United States' 4x400-meter relay team in the final event of the 10-day world championships, but his team was overtaken by Trinidad & Tobago for the gold medal in London Stadium.

On Saturday, Mitchell-Blake anchored Great Britain's stunning gold-medal victory in the 4x100 relay, a feat Cherry hoped to match Sunday with his own gold.

But U.S. anchor Fred Kerley couldn't hold off a hard-charging Trinidad & Tobago team, forcing the Americans to settle for the silver medal — just as it did Saturday in the sprint relay final.

Trinidad & Tobago won it in 2 minutes, 58.12 seconds, while the United States clocked a 2:58.61.

Former LSU standout Charlene Lipsey also raced for a medal Sunday in the 800 meters but finished seventh in 1:58.73.

Mitchell-Blake, who finished fourth in the 200 meters final Thursday, and Cherry were the only medal winners among the 10 former LSU athletes who competed in the world championships.

In addition to Mitchell-Blake, Cherry and Lipsey, other former LSU standouts making a final in London were the USA's Kimberlyn Duncan in the 200 (sixth) and Cassandra Tate in the 400 hurdles (seventh), Trinidad & Tobago's Kelly-Ann Baptiste in the 100 (eighth) and 4x100 relay (sixth), and Jamaica's Damar Forbes in the long jump (12th).

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