Thursday, August 11

Tayor’s Fred Kerley wins the 100 meters at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships


Anne M. Peterson

EUGENE, Ore. — Olympic silver medalist Fred Kerley flashed a peace sign at the crowd after winning the 100 meters at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday night.

The Taylor High School graduate crossed the line in 9.77 seconds, followed by Marvin Bracy-Williams and Trayvon Bromell. All three earned spots on the U.S. team for the World Outdoor Championships in Eugene next month.

“It’s all about patience and training, and doing what I’ve got to do,” Kerley said after taking selfies with fans.

Melissa Jefferson of Coastal Carolina, who finished eighth in the 100 at this year’s NCAA Outdoor Championships, edged Aleia Hobbs for the national title in the women’s event.

Former Texas Longhorn Ryan Crouser, the world-record holder and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, won the shot put at 75 feet, 10¼ inches (23.12 meters). Joe Kovaks, already guaranteed a spot at worlds as the defending champion, was second.

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