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MICHELLE PERRY
Event: 100mH
Height: 5-8
Weight: 140
PR: Heptathlon - 6,126 points (2004); 100mH - 12.43 (2005)
Born: May 1, 1979 in Granada Hills, Calif.
Current Residence: Palmdale, Calif.
High School: Quatz Hill H.S. (Palmdale, Calif.)
College: UCLA '02
Coach: Bob Kersee
Agent: Karen Locke
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: Two-time ('05, '07) World Outdoor champion; 2005 USA Outdoor 100mH champion; 3rd at 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials in heptathlon; 4th in 100mH at 2003 Pan Am Games; 4-time NCAA All-American

Perry returned to competition in 2009 following an injury plagued 2008 season and will look to defend here back-to-back World titles in the women’s 100 meter hurdles…Perry won her second straight world title at the 2007 IAAF World Outdoor Championships. After a closely contested sprint to the finish, Perry had to nervously await the final results on the scoreboard before she knew of her second global title...An Olympic heptathlete in 2004, Perry made the switch to the 100m hurdles and was the best in the world in 2005 and 2006, culminating with her gold medal-winning performance at the World Outdoor Championships in Helsinki. She also ran brilliantly in the Nike women's 100-meter hurdles at the 2005 U.S. Outdoor Championships, winning in 12.66. Her time of 12.43 in the semifinals was a personal best ... Perry scored a personal-record 6,126 points to finish in third place in the heptathlon at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Team… Perry won three Pac-10 Conference championships in the 100mH during her collegiate career at UCLA…a highly-rated prep hurdler, as a senior at the California State meet, Perry placed fifth in the 100m hurdles (13.87) and third in the 300m hurdles and was second in the long jump …on the ‘97 national prep charts, in the hurdles her 13.87 was No. 9 nationally (she also ran a 13.82w), and was #14 and in the long jump…in CIF competition, she was a two-time 100m hurdle champion and won the 300m hurdles once…at the conference level, she was also a four-time winner in the 100m, won the 100m hurdles three times and was a two-time champion in the 300m hurdles…a sociology major while at UCLA...Her official website is located at www.michellesperry.net.

2009: 2nd in heat 1 semifinal at USA Outdoors (12.48w)…1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic (12.74)…3rd at adidas Track Classic (12.84)…2nd at Paris (12.75).
2008:
10th at Olympic Trials semi-finals (12.79)...injured most of the season.
2007:
World Outdoor champion (12.46)...USA Outdoor runner-up (12.72)...1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic (12.51)...1st at adidas Track Classic (12.58)...1st at Oslo (12.70)...1st at Paris (12.56)...1st at Rome (12.44)...1st at Lausanne (12.60)...1st at Sheffield (12.79)...2nd at Stockholm (12.73)...ranked #1 in the world (#1 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 12.44.
2006:
3rd in 100mH at USA Outdoors (12.67)...1st at adidas Track Classic (12.61)...1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic (12.63)...1st at Brussels  (12.55)...2nd at Rome (12.58)...1st at Lausanne (12.43)...1st at Stockholm (12.60)...ranked # 1 in the world (#1 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 12.43.
2005:
World Outdoor 100mH champion (12.66)...1st in 100mH at the USA Outdoor Champs (12.66)...1st at Modesto in 100mH (12.78)... 2nd at adidas Track Classic (12.70 PR)...1st at Palo Alto GP in 100mH (12.65)...1st at USA vs. GB-Rus in 100mH (12.85)...1st in 100mH at Reebok Grand Prix (12.45)...1st in 100mH at Payton Jordan U.S. Open (12.65 PR)...1st at Lausanne in 100mH (12.61)...2nd at Rome in 100mH (12.66)...1st at Rethymno in 100mH (12.45)...4th at Stockholm in 100mH (12.80)...1st at Zurich in 100mH (12.55)...2nd at Linz in 100mH (12.70)...3rd at Rus Chal in 100mH (12.90)...1st at World Athletic Finals in 100mH (12.54)...ranked #1 in the world (#1 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 12.43.
2004: 3rd at 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials (6,126 PR)...14th at Olympic Games (6,124)...ran 12.74 in 100mH HEP at Olympic Games...6th at Arles (6059)...6th in 100H at Olympic Trials (12.91)...5th in 100mH at Home Depot (12.75w)...1st in 60mH at Seattle (8.21i)...ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 6126 & 12.74.
2003: 4th in 100m hurdles at Pan Am Games (12.80PR)...8th at USA Outdoors 100mH (13.26)...ranked #9 in U.S. at 10mH by T&FN...bests of 12.80 & 5,684.
2002: Did not compete
2001: 1st at Pac-10 Outdoors 100m hurdles (13.18)...2nd at NCAA Outdoors heptathlon...best of 13.18 & 5,759
points.
2000: 1st at Pac 10 Outdoors 100mH (13.15)...5th in opening round at NCAA Outdoors 100mH...3rd at Pac Outdoors 400mH...4th at NCAA Outdoors 400mH...bests of 13.15 & 56.50.

2/12/08

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