Trinidad and Tobago’s Kelly-Ann Baptiste will be back at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics after finishing second at her national trials behind the dominance of Michelle Lee-Ahye.

Lee-Ahye won the 100-metre final at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in 11.18 seconds, ahead of Baptiste 11.22.

The times were not very fast and Lee-Ahye pointed to intermittent rain as one of the problems facing the sprinters, but was happy she continued to win in her native country, running to her fourth national title.

Lee-Ahye has been overcoming personal issues with a split from her wife making the news worldwide under the cloud of violence and infedility. 

In addition, the length of the season with the IAAF World Championships of Athletics all the way in September, means running fast now has been difficult.

“For me it is a little difficult because it is a long season and so you’ve got to stretch your programme but this is not too bad right now,” said Lee-Ahye.

Kamaria Durant was good enough for third in the final with her 11.30 seconds, while Semoy Hackett was disappointing in fourth, clocking 11.43 seconds.

One notable absence was Khalifa St Fort, who recently parted ways with her coach, Olympic silver medallist, Ato Boldon.

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