Former LSU All-American Kelly-Ann Baptiste, competing for her native Trinidad & Tobago, earned a spot in the 100 meters semifinals at the world championships Saturday.
Baptiste ran fourth in her preliminary heat in 11.21 seconds and earned one of the 24 spots for Sunday's semifinals, which are scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CDT. If successful, she'll race in the final at 3:50 p.m.
While the top three finishers in each of the six heats automatically advanced, Baptiste, the bronze medalist in the 2011 worlds, had the second-fastest clocking of the six athletes who earned semifinal spots based on time.
The news wasn't so good for former LSU long jumper Damar Forbes, who is representing Jamaica. After earning a spot in Saturday's final, he finished 12th with a best of 25 feet, 11½ inches.
In addition to Baptiste, Lafayette High School star pole vaulter Armand "Mondo" Duplantis will compete Sunday.
The 17-year-old Duplantis, who is representing his mother's home country of Sweden, will try to earn a spot in the final in Sunday's qualifying at 4:40 a.m. CDT.
The final is Tuesday.
Duplantis, the son of former LSU track and field stars Greg Duplantis and Helena Hedlund, is the world junior record holder with a clearance of 19 feet, 4¼ inches — which ranks him third in the world this season.