Durham News: Sports

March 24, 2014

Perry wins hurdles at Carolina Relays

The former Jordan Falcon wins the event for the third time as a Wolfpack track athlete. Some members of her old high school team also run well in the meet in Chapel Hill.

Former Jordan High standout Alexis Perry captured first place in the women’s 100-meter hurdles Saturday at the Carolina Relays, finishing in 13.68 seconds.

Erin Tucker of East Carolina (13.86) was second.

Perry’s time was just a bit shy of her personal best of 13.56, which she ran to win gold in the 100 hurdles at the 2013 Junior Pan-Am Games.

Her win was Perry’s third first-place finish in the 100 hurdles at a member of N.C. State’s track and field team. Now a NCSU sophomore, Perry was just one of several Durham runners in the Carolina relays, which featured separate events for both collegiate and high school runners.

Jordyn Brown, who has succeeded Perry as the Jordan’s top high jumper, won that event Saturday in Chapel Hill with a mark of 5 feet, 1 inch. That’s her personal best so far in the 20145 outdoor season.

Matthew Blivin and Daniel Beamer of Jordan ran in the 1,600 meters, one of Saturday’s premier events.

Blivin (4:30.04) finished in seventh and Beamer (4:43.78) 11th.

Blivin also took seventh in the 100 meters, helping Jordan take eighth place in the men’s team standings. Jordan was 10th in the women’s standings.

Saturday’s best finish for the Falcon men came in the distance medley relay, where they took fourth place.

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