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Kelly Baptiste
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'4"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Plymouth, Scarborough, Trinidad
High School: Signag Hill
Kelly Baptiste Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 11/25/2008

Events: 60M (7.13), 100M (10.97w/11.06), 200M (IN: 22.90; OUT: 22.67)

2-time NCAA Champion
14-time All-American
6-time NCAA Mideast Regional Champion
3-time SEC Champion
5-time All-SEC

2008 Olympian (100 Meters & 4x100 Relay)
2008 SEC Female Outdoor Runner of the Year
2008 SEC Female Indoor Runner of the Year
2008 USTFCCCA South Central Region Female Track Athlete of the Year

CAREER CAPSULE
One of the all-time greats to wear the LSU uniform ... Wrapped up her collegiate career as a two-time NCAA champion and 14-time All-American for the Lady Tigers ... In 2008, Became the first Lady Tiger in the program’s storied history to sweep 60-meter and 100-meter titles at the NCAA Championships in the same season ... Is one of only five Lady Tigers to win the NCAA 100-meter title as she joins the likes of Dawn Sowell (1989), Esther Jones (1990), D’Andre Hill (1994, 1995) and Sherry Fletcher (2007) ... Scored a team-high 19 points at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships to lead the Lady Tigers to their first national championship since 2004 and their 25th NCAA team title in program history ... Also led the team to a sweep of SEC Indoor and Outdoor crowns in 2008, marking the first time the Lady Tigers accomplished the feat since 1996 ... Was also named the SEC Female Runner of the Year during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2008 ... Won three SEC titles (60, 100, 4x100) and three NCAA Mideast Regional titles (100, 200, 4x100) during her senior season ... Finished her collegiate career as the school-record holder in the 60-meter dash with a top time of 7.13 ... Also ranks No. 5 on the school’s all-time list in the 100 meters (11.06), as well as No. 5 in the indoor 200 meters (22.90) and No. 8 in the outdoor 200 meters (22.67).

2008
Wrapped up her collegiate career by winning two national titles and earning five All-America honors in 2008 ... Became the fifth Lady Tiger in program history to win the NCAA 100-meter title after clocking a time of 11.20 seconds in the national final, joining the likes of Dawn Sowell (1989), Esther Jones (1990), D’Andre Hill (1994, 1995) and Sherry Fletcher (2007) as winners of the event ... Added a fourth-place finish in the 200 meters at the NCAA Outdoor meet ... Also won All-America honors as a member of the Lady Tigers’ national runner-up 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays at the outdoor national meet ... Scored a team-high 19 points at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to lead the Lady Tigers to their first national championship since 2004 ... Won the NCAA 60-meter title during the indoor season ... Is the only Lady Tiger in program history to sweep national titles in the 60 meters and 100 meters in the same season ... Set a new school record of 7.13 in winning the 60-meter title at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Followed by winning her first career SEC crown in the 100 meters during the outdoor season, clocking a time of 11.09 in the conference final ... Anchored LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team to an SEC title in a meet-record time of 42.80 ... Added all-conference honors with a runner-up finish in the 200 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Helped lead the Lady Tigers to a sweep of SEC Indoor and Outdoor championships for the first time since 1996 ... Swept SEC Female Runner of the Year awards during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Won three events at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, including the 100 meters (10.97w), 200 meters (22.67) and 4x100-meter relay (43.60) ... Her time in the 200-meter final at the regional meet is a new personal best and ranks No. 8 all-time at LSU ... Set a new personal best of 11.06 in winning the invitational 100-meter dash at the Texas Relays ... Time ranks No. 5 in the history of the LSU women’s track and field program ... Ran the anchor leg on the Lady Tigers’ 4x100-meter relay team throughout the 2008 season ... Combined with Brooklynn Morris, Samantha Henry and Juanita Broaddus to clock the third-fastest time in the history of collegiate track and field at 42.59 to win the Championship of America relay title at the 114th Penn Relays ... Their time of 42.59 is also a meet record ... Followed the collegiate season by making her second career appearance in the Olympic Games ... Represented Trinidad and Tobago in the 100 meters and 4x100-meter relay in Beijing ... Earned a spot on her country’s Olympic team by winning the 100-meter title at the Sagicor National Open Track and Field Championships ... Finished 22nd in the 100 meters at the Olympic Games after advancing to the quarterfinals.

2007
Helped lead the Lady Tigers to a national runner-up finish at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in March with a pair of All-America honors ... Was the NCAA indoor runner-up in the 200-meter dash after clocking a seasonal-best time of 22.90 in the national final ... Also took third place in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 7.27 in the final ... Clocked a seasonal-best time of 7.20 in the 60 meters to finished third at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Took fourth place in the 200 meters at the indoor conference meet ... Won the 60-meter title at the Purple Tiger Classic (7.30) ... Won a pair of 200-meter titles during the indoor season at the Lobo Invitational (23.33) and New Balance Collegiate Invitational (23.37) ... Place second in the 200 at the Tyson Invitational ... Struggled during the outdoor season after suffering a fracture on the transverse process of one of her vertebrae ... Clocked seasonal-best times of 11.22 in the 100 meters and 22.95 in the 200 meters ... Earned her trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a fourth-place finish in the 100 at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in May ... Finished 11th in the event at the national meet ... Anchored the Lady Tigers’ 4x100-meter relay team to its 11th Championship of America title all-time at the prestigious 113th Penn Relays ... Also anchored the squad to a runner-up finish at the Texas Relays.

2006
One of the Tigers top performers throughout the 2006 season ... Earned a pair of All-America honors in both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Finished third in the 60 meters (7.33) and seventh in the 200 meters (23.05) at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. ... Posted a third-place finish in the 200 meters (22.78) and anchored the 4x100-meter relay team that finished second (42.94) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif. ... Teamed with Sherry Fletcher, Brooklynn Morris and Juanita Broaddus to clock the team’s fastest 4x100-meter relay time of the season in the final heat at the NCAA Championships ... Had an impressive outing at the NCAA Mideast Regional by winning titles in both the 200 meters (22.73) and 4x100-meter relay (43.68) ... Clocked personal bests in each of her three events during the season ... Ran the second-fastest 60-meter time in school history with a 7.16 in her preliminary heat at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Clocked a blistering 11.08 in the 100 meters to earn All-SEC honors by finishing second at the SEC Outdoor Championships, while taking first place in the 200 meters at the NCAA Mideast Regional with a time of 22.73 ... Earned first-place finishes in the 60 meters at both the Purple Tiger Invitational (7.36) and Bayou Bengal Invitational (7.26) ... Won each of her 100-meter races at the Penn Relays (11.10) and Sagicor Championships (11.44) during the outdoor campaign ... Finished first in the 200 meters at the UNM Lobo Invitational during the indoor season with a time of 23.41, while also posting first-place finishes in the event at the Tiger Classic (22.94w), LSU Alumni Gold (22.76w) and NCAA Mideast Regional (22.73) during the outdoor season.

2005
Had an exceptional freshman campaign, earning a trio of All-America honors during the outdoor season ... Finished fourth in the 100 meters (11.37) and eighth in the 200 meters (23.42) at the NCAA Championships ... Also anchored the Lady Tigers to a fifth-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay at that meet, teaming with fellow freshmen Ashley Owens, Deonna Lawrence and Jessica Ohanaja to clock a seasonal-best time of 43.67 ... Had an impressive outing at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, winning the 100 meters (11.26) and finishing second in the 200 meters (22.93) ... Both times marked personal bests ... Just missed all-conference honors in the 100 meters, placing third at the SEC Championships (11.41) ... Won the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold, clocking a wind-aided time of 23.37 ... Opened the outdoor season by winning gold in both the 100 and 200 meters at the Carifta Games, the under-20 Caribbean championships ... Also anchored her native Trinidad and Tobago to silver in the 4x100-meter relay at that meet ... Following the collegiate season, competed in the 100 meters for Trinidad at the IAAF World Championships .... Advanced to the quarterfinals, where she finished 18th overall (11.42) ... During the indoor season, qualified to the NCAA Championships in both the 60 and 200-meter dashes ... Finished 14th in the 60 (7.34) and 13th in the 200 (23.77) ... Won the NCAA Qualifiers in the 200 meters with a seasonal-best time of 23.47 ... Scored for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Championships, finishing seventh in the 60 meters (7.40) ... Turned in a personal-record time of 7.32 in 60-meter dash during the preliminary rounds of the conference meet.

PRIOR TO LSU
Attended Signag Hill Secondary School in Trinidad and Tobago ... A 2004 Olympian, she ran the lead leg on Trinidad and Tobago's 4x100-meter relay team ... Finished fourth in the 200 meters at the 2004 World Junior Championships ... Won gold in the 200 meters and silver in the 100 meters at the 2004 Central America and Caribbean Championships ... Was also Trinidad and Tobago's junior national champion in the 100 and 200 meters in 2003 ... Ran on the 4x100 relay team that set a junior national record with its time of 44.14 ... Came to LSU with personal bests of 11.40 in the 100 meters and 23.22 (22.99w) in the 200 meters.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kelly-Ann Kaylene Baptiste ... Born on Oct. 14, 1986 ... Daughter of Hazel Taylor and Hiram Baptiste.

 

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