Iowa sophomore Nylah Perry from Winslow Township overcame challenging Lane 2 and advanced in the 400-meter hurdles Thursday night at the NCAA West Preliminaries in Sacramento.
Perry ran 59.20 and advanced as the 4th-fastest hurdler out of six preliminary races who didn’t finish in the top three in her race.
Next for Perry is the quarterfinals at 7:25 p.m. on Saturday back at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.
Perry PR’d at 58.61 last month in Gainesville after running 59.67 as a Hawkeye freshman. That ranks her 9th in Iowa history with two years to go.
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Saturday’s race is a national quarterfinal. The top three finishers in each of three heats as well as the next three-fastest advance to the NCAA Championships in Austin July 7-10.