2008-09: (Indoor): Turned in a season-best 400-meter dash at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational with a time of 49.87 to finish fourth ... finished fourth in the 200-meter dash at the Terre Haute Double Dual with a time of 22.89. (Outdoor): Recorded a season-best 400-meter hurdle performance at the EIU Big Blue Classic to finish fifth with a time of 54.20 ... ran the open 400-meter run at the Billy Hayes Invitational in a time of 50.44.
2007-08: (Indoor): Turned in a season-best time of 8.57 in the 60-meter hurdles to place third at the Bob Keck Invite ... finished with a time of 51.07 in the 400-meter dash at the Iowa State Classic. (Outdoor): Placed sixth with a season-best time of 55.32 in the 400-intermediate hurdles at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships ... recorded a season-best time of 16.24 in the 100-meter hurdles at the SIU Spring Classic.
At Fremd HS: Ran the 300-meter hurdles and qualified for sectionals with a time of 39.24 sec. ... ran in the first heat of the IHSA state qualifier in the 300-meter hurdles and clocked in with a time of 41.33 sec. ... member of the football team all four years
Personal: Born 3/23/89... son of Phil and Sue Perna ... has two brothers, Ben and Chris ... his mother, Sue, ran track at St. Joseph University, and his two uncles, Rich and Tom Perna, played football at Millikin ... major is marketing.