Jared Kerr set for Canadian Championships

July 3, 2018

HOUSTON -- American Athletic Conference Champion Jared Kerr is set to compete for the opportunity to represent his home country of Canada, when he enters the long jump at the 2018 Canadian Track & Field Championships, on Thursday in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The 2018 Canadian Championships will be held across July 3-8. Since Kerr has a previous best this season over 24-3.5 (7.40m), he earned the right bypass Thursday's qualifying round and compete in the finals at 6:10 p.m. CT, Friday.

A live webcast of each day of the Canadian Championships will be made available courtesy of Athletics Canada. The webcast, which can be found HERE, will have an emphasis on track events, but will feature field events throughout.

Live results will also be made available courtesy of Athletics Canada and can be found by clicking HERE.

The top-2 Canadian athletes in each event will qualify for the NACAC Senior Championships 2018 in Toronto, provided they reach the qualifying standard. For the long jump, that standard sits at 26-9.0 (8.15m).

Kerr set his season-best en route to winning The American title in the long jump in May, when he leapt 26-8.5 (8.14m) to win his second American gold medal (2017 Triple Jump). That mark qualified the Ontario native for the NCAA West Regional.

In June, Kerr continued his impressive season in the long jump, winning the Athletics Ontario Provincial Championship in the event. Kerr's first attempt sealed the competition at 25-0.5 (7.63m), however he would improve to 25-3.5 (7.71m) on his fifth leap to set his best.



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