Iowa’s Nylah Perry from Winslow runs hot 300 in 2022-23 season opener!!!!!!

Here’s one from last month that I missed: Winslow grad Nylah Perry, now a sophomore at Iowa, ran a PR 38.46 for 300 meters in her season opener.

Perry placed 2nd, just 3-100ths of a second behind teammate Lia Love in the 300 at the Jimmy Grant Invitational in Iowa City.

Love and Perry’s times are fastest in the sporadically contested 300 by Iowa women since

They both fell a little over half a second short of the school record of 37.82 set in 1984 by Elaine Jones. Iowa swept the top five spots in the 300, with four women under 39 seconds.

Perry’s previous 300 PR was a 39.22 at the same meet last year.

Although the 300 isn’t contested in a lot of meets, 38.46 is still a very impressive time, and Love and Perry and teammates Mariel Bruxvoort (38.74) and LaSarah Hargrove (38.83) rank 4th, 5th, 7th and 9th on the current U.S. list.

Perry is also No. 11 on the 2022 world list. The 300 is run mainly in U.S. college meets but also in some international meets.

Perry ran 58.72 for the 400 intermediates last spring at the NCAA West Prelims in Fayetteville.

So far this year, that 300 is Perry’s only race, and Iowa isn’t scheduled to return to action until Jan. 14 at the Hawkeye Invitational, also in Iowa City.

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