Grab your popcorn USC fans, the next 2-3 years will be full of record setting performances, both on the football field and track. Adoree Jackson is a human highlight reel, lighting up defenders and receivers, as well as sprinters. Jackson was named breakout player to watch for 2015 and that's exactly what he has been doing, aiding the Trojans on the track in the long jump and 4x100 relay.
Jackson ran a great leg on the men's 4x100 relay today in the NCAA championships. In fact it was so great that it contributed to the Trojans fourth place victory and a blazing 38.75. That fourth place finish (out of lane 9) was the fastest time in school history. The Men of Troy posted its fastest 4x100 relay time at NCAAs since 1976 when it went to meters. Jackson also finished 5th overall in the men's long jump, leaping 7.91m (25-11/2). Adoree finishes his freshman campaign finally, which has been quite the performance since he first stepped onto campus. With so many accomplishments and accolades it's hard to believe that he is only a freshman. Jackson now can fully focus back on football, which will be an ultimate test as his role deepens this season.
Other notable accomplishments in the championships were USC's Andre De Grasse taking both the 100m and 200m. De Grasse registered a 9.75 in the 100M to take gold and an unbelievable 19.58 in the 200M. Andre is the 4th Trojan ever to sweep the 100M and 200M NCAA titles. He has also run the fastest time in the 200M by any collegian and Canadian. Congratulations to Adoree and the USC men's track and field team for taking 5th in the NCAAs and representing the university with pride.