- Willie Perry
- Lenoir, N.C. (West Caldwell HS)
CAREER VICTORIES: 4
55m: 6.39, 2006 Florida Intercollegiate, Gainesville, Fla.
60m: 6.86, 2007 SEC Championships, Lexington, Ky.
200m: 20.62, 2006 NCAA Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
100m: 10.12, 2006 USATF Junior Track & Field Championships, Indianapolis, Ind.
200m: 20.42, 2006 NCAA East Regional, Greensboro, N.C.
(Three-time All-American) 2007 USTFCCCA All-East Region - 100m, 200m, 4x100m; 2006 USA Junior National champion - 100m, 200m; 2006 NCAA Outdoor All-American - 200m; 2006 NCAA Indoor All-American - 200m, 4x400m; 2006 SEC Indoor and Outdoor Freshman Runner of the Year.
2007 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (2): (o) Pepsi Florida Relays 4x100m (39.93); Jim Click Shoot-Out 4x100m (39.49); … Bests of 10.37 (100m) and 20.57 (200m) … Competed in 11 meets (five indoor, six outdoor) … USTFCCCA All-East Region in 100m, 200m, 4x400m … On his way to making finals in 200m at NCAA Outdoor Championships before pulled hamstring resulted in 13th place finish (20.81) … Also third leg of 4x100m that took 16th in 41.39 at NCAAs … Third in 200m (20.56), fifth in 100m (10.50) and third leg of fourth-place 4x100m relay at NCAA East Regional … Seventh in 100m (10.52) and 11th in 200m (21.20) at Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships … Ran 200m for first time outdoors at California Collegiate Challenge and clocked regional time of 20.88 to take third … Third leg of winning 4x100m at Pepsi Florida Relays (39.93) … Despite -1.7 wind reading, still clocked time of 10.37 to finish second in 100m at Jim Click Shoot-Out … Was 0.01 away from making final of 200m at NCAA Indoor Championships … Finished ninth overall in 21.01 … Fifth in 200m (21.25) and 11th in 60m (6.86) at SEC Indoor Championships … In first 200m race of season, clocked NCAA provisional mark of 21.18 to finish fifth at Tyson Invitational.
2006 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins: (2): (o) Drake Relays 4x200m (1:23.48); (i) Pepsi Invitational 200m (21.24) … Bests of 10.12 (100m) and 20.42 (200m) … Competed in 13 meets (six indoor, seven outdoor) … SEC Indoor and Outdoor Freshman Runner of the Year … Claimed USA Junior National titles in 100m and 200m … Time of 10.12 in 100m was fourth in school history … One of only 20 athletes in world history to ever run 10.12 or faster before reaching age of 20 … Became first UF freshman since John Capel in 1999 to earn All-America honors in 200m … Clocked time of 20.64 to take fifth in 200m at NCAA Outdoor Championships … Also ran third leg of 4x100m relay that finished 14th in 40.00 … Posted pair of top-10 Florida times at NCAA East Regional … Automatically qualified for NCAAs by taking second in 200m in 20.42 - the seventh-best time in school history and the fastest time by anyone under age 20 in the world in 2006 … Also finished sixth in fast 100m final with mark of 10.26 … Third leg of 4x100m at regionals that finished fifth (40.12) … Third in 100m (10.27) and fourth in 200m (20.63) at SEC Outdoor Championships … Also third leg of third-place 4x100m in 39.61 … Anchor leg of winning 4x200m at Drake Relays (1:23.48) … Also third leg of 4x100m that finished second in regional time of 39.46 … In first outdoor meet, clocked nation's then-second-fasted time in 200m (20.69) and then-fourth-best mark in 100m (10.34) at Diet Pepsi Classic … Was top collegiate finisher in both events … Fourth in 200m at NCAA Indoor Championships with fourth-fastest time in school history (20.62) … Also third leg of fourth-place 4x400m (3:07.63) … Third in 200m in NCAA provisional time of 21.29 at SEC Indoor Championships … Also third leg of 4x400m that finished second (3:10.74) in a provisional time … Second in 200m at Tyson Invitational (20.94) … Also third leg of 4x400m that finished second and clocked the sixth-best time in school history (3:07.01) … Picked up first provisional and win of his career at Pepsi Invitational by clocking time of 21.24 in 200m … SEC Runner of Week (2-8-06) for performance at Pepsi Invitational … Fifth in 55m in Gator debut with time of 6.39 at Florida Intercollegiate.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 10.30 in 100m and 21.33 in 200m … Swept 100m and 200m at North Carolina Class 2A state meet in 2004 and 2005… Took 2005 state crown in 100m in Class 2A record time of 10.66 and won 2004 title in 10.80 … Won 200m in 2005 in 21.98 and clocked time of 21.89 to win in 2004 … 4x200m relay also won 2005 title with time of 1:28.58 … Team was state runner-up in 2005 … At 2003 state meet, finished second in 200m (22.39) … Competed at 2004 USA Junior Nationals in 100m and 200m … Advanced to finals in 200m (21.45) with ninth-best time … Took fourth in 2004 Nike Indoor Championships in 22.26 … Four-time Mountain Valley Conference and high school team MVP … 2005 graduate of West Caldwell High School.