|High School:||Boyd Buchanan HS|
Continuing to prove her skill on the track, Dalis adds depth to the sprint squads for the Golden Eagles...versatile athlete who competed in four sports during her prep career...was the only member of the girls track team at her high school.
AT TECH (In 2011-12): Dalis competed in in the 400 meter and the 800 meter during the indoor and outdoor track season... she held three season-best records during the indoor season, one in which she participated in the 4x400 Relay at the Southern Illinois Invitational with a finishing time of 4:09.95, another in the 400 meter with a time of 1:03.09, a career best, at the OVC Championships, and the final in which she participated in the Distance Medley Relay with a finishing time of 12:51.13 also at the OVC Championships... during the outdoor season, she also earned two season-best records, one in the 400 meter at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a time of 1:01.40 and the other in the 800 meter at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a time of 2:29.76... she was also part of the season-best 4x100 Relay team that finished with a time 3:56.84 at the Vanderbilt Invitational, which also made Tech history... earned her career best in the 400 meter during the indoor season with a time of 2:39.13... during the outdoor season she also landed her career best in the 400 meter and 800 meter with times of 1:01.92 and 2:46.51 respectively.
(In 2010-11): Dalis competed in the 200 meter and 400 meter during indoor and outdoor track and field season...posted a season-best time of 27.27 in the 200 at Tennessee State...ran a season-best 1:01.98 in the 400 at the OVC Outdoor Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: After moving from California to the Chattanooga area, Dalis attended Boyd Buchanan High School as a junior and senior and was the lone member of the girls track and field team for two seasons...also lettered two years in cross country, volleyball and basketball...was named Best Defensive Player on the basketball squad and the team's MVP...qualified for TSSAA sub-state track meet...named Best of Preps...posted best times of 2.97 in the 100 meter dash and 27.04 in the 200 meter...spent her first two high school years at Santa Clara (Calif.) High School...member of the track and field team as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Dalis Paige Connell is the daughter of Brian and Kelley Connell...born May 16, 1992...majoring in physical therapy.