Name: Fred Kerley
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Event(s): 400-meter, 4x100-meter relay, 4x400-meter relay
Height: 6-3
DOB: 5/7/1995
Birthplace: Taylor, Texas
Hometown: Morgan City, La.
High School: Taylor High School (Taylor, Texas)
College: Texas A&M University
Coach(es): Kevin Tyler
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020), one-time Olympic medalist (silver)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, silver (100-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – gold (4x400m relay); 3rd (400-meter)
  • Years of Participation: 2019, 2017
  • Medals: 3 (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Gold - 2019 (4x400-meter relay)
  • Silver – 2017 (4x400-meter relay)
  • Bronze – 2019 (400-meter)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 NACAC, gold (4x100m)
  • 2016, 2017 NCAA Champion (400m)
  • 2017, 2018, 2019 USATF Champion (400m)
Personal: Son of Ricky and Virginia Kerley...Two brothers and two sisters...Has a son...2017 NCAA indoor and outdoor 400-meter champion...Had 12 sub-45 second races in 2017...Hobbies are sleeping, cooking and shopping...Was adopted by his aunt Virginia as a toddler...His aunt is the most influential person in his life...He didn’t focus on track seriously until his family urged him to walk on to his college team...Younger brother, Mylik, ran with him on the Texas A&M track team...Has spent time with young athletes in hopes of inspiring and motivating them.