By: Daniel Stickradt
GIRLS TRACK: Flushing’s Perry goes out with high jump title
BY DAN STICKRADT
EAST KENTWOOD — Breanna Perry finished up out on top, less than 18 months after suffering a serious knee injury.
The Flushing senior, who enjoyed being a starting forward on the Raiders’ Class A state championship girls basketball team in March, added the Division 1 state title as a high jumper in track and field.
Perry leapt a school record 5-foot-7 at the D-1 finals at East Kentwood, winning by one inch over Muskegon Mona Shores’ Elizabeth Knoll and finishing unbeaten against Michigan competition.
“What a great way to finish up,” said Perry. “To be where I was at a year and a half ago (with the knee injury ) to winning a state title in basketball and track is amazing. I couldn't be happier.”
Perry, a 6-foot, 160-pound jumping jack, was also a regional, Flint Metro League, Badar Invitational Davison Twilight Classic, Shake Off the Rust Invite, Marco Marcet Invite and Spartans Classic Invite champ in the high jump.
Perry was also one of the Raiders’ top sprinters this season, and she finished third at the regional in both the 400-meter relay and 800-meter relay, with those two relays narrowly missing state cuts. She also claimed second at the FML meet in the 200 (26.70).
She has signed with Division 1 Temple University for basketball after receiving over 10 offers from major D-I programs. In the girls basketball finals, she finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in the Raiders’ 49-38 victory over East Kentwood.