Nylah Perry dipped under a minute in the intermediate hurdles this weekend for the first time.
Perry, a Winslow graduate and freshman at Iowa, ran 59.67 in the trials of the Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis.
Her previous PR was a 1:00.59 just two weeks earlier at a meet in Iowa City and before that 1:01.95 from earlier in April in Tucson.
Perry missed qualifying for the final by less than half a second. Her time in the trials would have placed her 6th in the final
Her high school PR was 1:02.00 from junior year of high school in the spring of 2019, which was the last time she competed outdoors. She ran 1:02.00 when she won Group 4 sectionals at Delsea.
So she’s now improved nearly 2 ½ seconds since April 9.
As of now, Perry is ranked No. 45 in the NCAA Western Region. The top 48 qualify for the NCAA West Region Preliminary scheduled for May 25-28 at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, Ark. The top 12 in each of two regions advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene in June.