Former High Jump Champion Kapernick Dies, 46
T&F Alumnae Kapernick Dies, 46
BATON ROUGE – Gai Kapernick, the 1994 NCAA Outdoor High Jump Champion and member of the LSU women's track and field dynasty of the era, died peacefully in her native Australia on Oct. 13. She was 46.
Tate Crowned Diamond Race Winner in Brussels
Tate Wins Diamond Race Title
BATON ROUGE – Former Lady Tiger Cassandra Tate added the title of Diamond Race Winner to her growing list of accolades following Friday's IAAF Diamond League meeting in Brussels, Belgium, as she captured her second Diamond League title this season in the women's 400-meter hurdles with a seasonal-best time of 54.47 seconds.
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.