Perry Wins 100m Hurdles World Championshp Crown

Aug. 29, 2007

Former Bruin Michelle Perry won her second world title on Wednesdsay as she captured the 100m hurdles crown in Osaka, Japan. Perry edged out Canadian Perdita Felicien by .03 seconds (12.49) to win as she ran 12.46.

Perry won the 2005 World title after stepping away from the heptathlon to focus on the hurdles, a move which has set her up as the favorite to win the hurdles crown at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games next summer.

'I got out as well as I could, and then I was a little bit behind in the middle and then I came off the 10th hurdle and pressed to the finish. I was relieved more than anything because it's difficult to win two world championships and I'm grateful to the people who supported me.'

Perry is the only Bruin thus far to medal at the World Championships. Another former Bruin, Amy Acuff, still has yet to compete in the high jump, which will be contested on Friday.

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