Kerr posted the fifth-best long jump in program history in front of the home fans at the Tom Tellez Invitational on Friday. On his third attempt, Kerr traveled a wind-legal 26-0.75 (7.94m) to finish second overall and first among collegiate competitors in the event. The mark for Kerr moves him to No. 10 on the NCAA list this season.
The award for Kerr is the first of his career at Houston and the Cougars’ 17th overall during the 2017-18 season.
Kahmari Montgomery won the track award for the second consecutive time a week ago, while Nora Monie claimed the first field award of her career. Senior Elijah Hall has won the award five times, while Brian Barraza, Amere Lattin, Naomi Taylor and Brianne Bethel have claimed honors on the track, and Samiyah Samuels, Tonye’cia Burks and Taylor Scaife have all won field honors.