Jackson, a freshman who plays cornerback, receiver and kick-returner for the Trojans’ football team, won the long jump with a leap of 25 feet 3 /12 inches. He became the first USC athlete to win the men’s long jump since Brendan Ames in 2011.
Jackson also qualified for the 100-meter event by finishing third in his heat and sixth overall with a time of 10.53 seconds.
D.J. Morgan, a fifth-year senior who played tailback for the football team, won his heat in the men’s 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 13.96 seconds to advance to Sunday’s final.
USC’s Conor McCullough won the men’s hammer throw and Alexis Faulknor won the women’s long jump.
USC’s men entered Sunday’s competition in sixth place, the women in fifth.