April 6, 2003 |
Michelle Perry would like to make her mark on the international track and field scene in the heptathlon. In the inaugural Rafer Johnson-Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational on Saturday, the former UCLA star showed she has one of the seven events down. With Joyner-Kersee looking on, Perry recorded the second-fastest 100-meter hurdles time in the world this season, 13.15 seconds, in front of an appreciative crowd at Drake Stadium.
June 10, 1993 |
It's safe to say that the majority of attention the El Toro girls' swim team received this season centered on senior Michelle Perry. All of it was deserved. Perry offered the kind of team leadership, in and out of the pool, that led the Chargers to an undefeated South Coast League season, an unprecedented eighth league title and ultimately, their first Southern Section Division I swimming and diving team championship.
May 22, 1997
Michelle Perry of Quartz Hill High moved closer to the region record in the girls' 300-meter low hurdles Saturday when she clocked 42.41 seconds to win her heat in the Southern Section Division I preliminaries at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach. Here are the top 10 performers from the region: *--* Times Individual School Yr 42.25 Audrey Williams Saugus '81 42.41 Michelle Perry Quartz Hill '97 42.69 Staci Leach Thou. Oaks '87 42.79 Kelley Peacock Van Nuys '86 42.88 Sharon Manship Thou.
May 12, 1991
Michelle Ham of Fountain Valley High School has made an oral commitment to swim for the University of Arizona. Ham won the 200-yard individual medley at the Southern Section 4-A meet Friday. It was her second consecutive victory in the event. Ham finished second in the 100 breaststroke to Michelle Perry of El Toro. Ham had won the event as a sophomore and junior.
June 4, 1992 |
Lisa Jacob, a senior swimmer from Capistrano Valley High School, has made the rounds this year. First, the Pan American Games, where she excelled. Then, the Olympic trials, where she didn't. After all those months of competition against some of the best in the world, wasn't it time to retreat to high school swimming for a little low-key fun? Some rest and relaxation on a level where she could win with one arm tied behind her back? Not for Jacob; there's nothing low key about the way she swims.
February 24, 1993
Coach: Sheri Ross (24th year). 1992: South Coast League champion; third in 4-A championship meet. Key returners: Nicole Nelson, Sr.; Michelle Perry, Sr.; Alyson Roney, Sr.; Amy Sloan, So., diving; A.J. Walters, Jr. Key newcomers: Kenesha Jespersen, Fr., diving; Katie Lowes, Fr.; Lindsey Rock, So.; Katie Simmons, Fr. Outlook: El Toro's only league loss was to Mission Viejo, but it won the conference championship at the league meet.