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POSTED: April 23, 2014 10:08 a.m.
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FPCA Highlander Asyria Daniels goes airborne during a long jump.

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First Presbyterian Christian Academy track standout Asyria Daniels has qualified to compete in the Georgia Independent School Association State track meet this weekend in Albany.
Daniels leaped her way to a first-place finish in the long jump and second place in the triple jump at the GISA’s Region 2-AA meet last Thursday at Georgia Southern University to claim her spot at the state meet.
Daniels cleared 16” 3.25’ in the long jump. She leaped 33”, 0.25’ in the triple.
Daniels, coached by her father Ray Daniels, recently signed a track scholarship for the Citadel.
She logged personal bests at the region meet, and she and her coach are working hard to also place well at state. Daniels said she qualified for last year’s state meet and unknowingly competed with a torn meniscus. Even with the injury, she managed to place third in the long and triple jumps and seventh in the 300-meter hurdles.
Being injury-free this year, Daniels is hoping to bring home a state title.
“Finishing my high-school career with a state title would mean the world to me,” she said.


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