Perrow competes in the prelims of the 60 meter dash on Saturday. (Photo by Mary Ann Magnant)
All season, Bullis senior Victoria Perrow has held a claim as one of the fastest girls in America. On Sunday she stamped a legitimate seal on that title when the won the finals of the 60 meter dash at Adidas Indoor Nationals.
Her 6.84 performance in the 55 meter dash at the Virginia Showcase earlier this year put her among the nation's leaders in the short sprints. This was on the heels of a junior season in 2020 when she ran a personal best of 6.96 (also the #1 time in Maryland).
Perrow cruised through the trial round of the event earlier this weekend, clocking a 7.48 time that put her behind only North Carolina sophomore Shawnti Jackson. Perrow's 7.44 time in the semi-finals was once again the second-fastest mark, this time trailing Texas junior Autumn Wilson. The finals had all the makings of a three-person photo-finish, and that's exactly what fans at Virginia Beach and around the country got.
Perrow turned in a 7.31 personal best time (one that converts to a 6.81 mark in the 55 meter dash), edging Jackson (second) and Wilson (third). The official times? 7.31, 7.313 and 7.314 - an agonizingly close finish, and perhaps the best of the entire weekend of racing.
The mark also ties Perrow for second on the season-long leaderboard with Wilson at 6.81 (Jackson still leads with a converted 6.75 time). Perrow also placed seventh in the finals of the championship 200 meter dash.
Perrow will be competing next year at Virginia Tech.