Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area Sports

April 23, 2012

Daniell signs with Trevecca

CROSSVILLE — Kayla Daniell, a cross country and track athlete at both Stone Memorial  and Cumberland County high schools, will continue her career at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville for 2012-'13.

"Trevecca, located in Nashville, is entering its third season of women's cross country in the Fall of 2012. TNU as one of six charter institutions of the Greater Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC), headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, which will compete with NCAA DII schools across the region and nation. The G-MAC is already experiencing growth with several schools rumored to change or add the G-Mac to their conference afiliation," said Coach Nick Landry.

Trevecca is a private, Christian school with approximately 1,000 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students, and will complete its first of three provisional years in full acceptance to DII NCAA.

"After a successful first two seasons, we're looking at bringing on top-notch talent from across the state for 2012 season to surprise many with in the G-MAC, and Kayla Daniell is a pivotal and important step to obtaining our goals. We cannot be more excited about Kayla joining our program. Given the opportunity, I believe with the focus and determination toward academics and athletics, Kayla will thrive at TNU. I believe this will be her opportunity to earn a great education, compete on a large stage, and establish life-long relationships that the Trevecca community can offer," added Landry.

Daniell ran track and cross country at SMHS her freshman and sophomore years, and ran at CCHS her junior and senior years. She will be graduating third in her class at the Phoenix School.

Her course records at CCHS were:

Junior year — Baylor, 20:35; Greenway Farms, 20:07; Ringgold, GA, 22:08; River Park, 21:47; Steeplechase, Nashville, 20:30; Voyles Farm, 20:11; and Woodland Park, 22:00.

Senior year — Cherokee Park, 21:59; David Cattle Ranch, 21:29; River Park, 21:34; and Voyles Farm, 20:55.

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