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Former LSU sprint star Aleia Hobbs, shown competing at the NCAA championships in 2018, anchored the U.S. team to a second-place finish in the 4x100 prelims at the Olympics on Wednesday night.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Aleia Hobbs completed her personal trifecta Friday night at the USA track and field championships.

The former LSU sprinter made it 3 for 3 at the major meets in 2018 when she won the title in the 100 meters with a wind-legal time of 10.91 seconds.

Hobbs, a New Orleans native, capped her career with the Lady Tigers by winning the NCAA 100 meters June 9 and the NCAA indoor 60 back in mid-March.

Former teammate and close friend Mikiah Brisco, a former Baton Rouge High star who won the 100 at the 2017 NCAA meet, took fourth place in the final at Drake University with a time of 11.10 seconds.

Hobbs and Brisco raced to a 1-2 finish in their semifinal heat and then returned to the track less than two hours later to compete for the national title.

Hobbs won their semifinal with a wind-aided 10.89, while Brisco followed in 11.04.

Brisco will be back Saturday to compete in the first round of the 200 meters with Kortnei Johnson, who just finished her junior season at LSU, and former Lady Tigers star Kimberlyn Duncan, a six-time NCAA indoor and outdoor champion at that distance.

Two former LSU All-Americans earned spots in their respective finals Friday.

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Michael Cherry won his heat of the 400 semifinals in 44.87 seconds, which turned out to be the fastest time of the day, to automatically advance to Saturday's final.

Also, Charlene Lipsey was second in her heat of the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 0.25 seconds to punch her ticket to Sunday's final.

Former LSU standout Jasmin Stowers began her quest for national honors by getting through the first round of the 100-meter hurdles. She finished second in her heat and automatically qualified for the semis in 12.89 seconds.

Tulane's Jessica Duckett also advanced to the 100 hurdles semis on time when she finished fifth in her heat at 13.25 seconds.

Also, former Southeastern Louisiana All-American thrower Alex Young finished second in the hammer Friday.

Young jumped from fourth to second on his second-to-last heave of the six-throw series, tossing the implement 240 feet, 3 inches to claim second place.