Dunkley Wins Olympic Silver With Jamaica
Dunkley Wins Olympic Silver Medal
RIO DE JANEIRO – After making his Olympics debut by running in the men's 400-meter prelims one week ago, LSU senior Fitzroy Dunkley added the title of Olympic Silver Medalist to his name when he ran third leg on Jamaica's 4x400-meter relay team that finished runner-up to the United States in Saturday's final at the Olympic Stadium.
Baptiste Runs in Olympic Sprint Relay Final
Baptiste Runs in Olympic Final
RIO DE JANEIRO – Former LSU national champion Kelly-Ann Baptiste and the Trinidad & Tobago women were just a split-second shy of the medal podium at the Olympic Stadium on Friday night as they teamed to run their seasonal best of 42.12 seconds for a fifth-place finish in the Olympic final of the women's 4x100-meter relay.
Trinidad's Relays Advance to Olympic Finals
Athletes Advance in Sprint Relays
RIO DE JANEIRO – Two of LSU's medal hopefuls will run for Olympic glory in Friday's finals in the men's and women's 4x100-meter relay as three-time Olympic Silver Medalist Richard Thompson and Kelly-Ann Baptiste were among those lining up for Trinidad & Tobago in the preliminary round held Thursday morning at the Olympic Stadium.
Wilson, Mitchell-Blake Run in Olympic Semifinals
Athletes Run in Olympic Semifinals
RIO DE JANEIRO – After advancing from Tuesday's preliminary rounds, Tiger junior Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of Great Britain and former Lady Tigers national champion Nickiesha Wilson of Jamaica each lined up in the semifinal rounds of their respective events to highlight Wednesday's evening session at the Olympic Stadium.
Wilson, Mitchell-Blake Qualify at Olympics
Two Qualify for Olympic Semifinals
BATON ROUGE – LSU junior sprinter Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of Great Britain and former NCAA Champion hurdler Nickiesha Wilson of Jamaica both stepped onto the track at Olympic Stadium for Tuesday's morning session and advanced to Wednesday's semifinals with a pair of automatic qualifying finishes in their heats.