Third Place Finish Gives Fred Kerley 2nd 100m Olympic Berth

Fred Kerley (L) finished third in the 100m at the 2024 Olympic Trials

Fred Kerley, the Taylor HS alumni is heading back to the Olympics, this time he is going to Paris as a member of the 100m squad for Team USA.

He placed third in the 100m Sunday night at the 2024 US Olympic Trials with a time of 9.88. Kerley followed winner Noah Lyles' winning time of 9.83 and runner-up Kenny Bednarek with his 9.87 performance.  

At the 100-meter event, Kerley won the silver medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a run of 9.84 and was the 2022 Eugene World Championships gold medalist.

Born in San Antonio, he was raised in Taylor, Texas until going off to college at South Plains Junior College followed by Texas A&M University where he became a NCAA champion in the 400m and the 4x400 relay.

Along with Michael Norman and Wayne van Niekerk, Kerley is one of only three men in history to run sub-10.0 in the 100m, sub-20.0 in the 200m, and sub-44 in the 400m with his 9.76.

Kerley will run in the first round of the men's 200m on Thursday. He qualified fifth with a time of 19.86.