As a junior at West Ashley High School, Daniel Coury not only tackles the school work, but he also takes on three different sports: swimming and football in the fall and soccer in the spring. Whether it’s in the classroom, on the field, in the pool, or on the pitch, Coury does exactly what he and his teammates always say: “Go 110 percent at everything.” Coury gave 110% at the state swim meet on October 11 by breaking two school records: the 50-meter Freestyle and the 100-meter Freestyle. In the 50-meter freestyle, Coury placed 11th at state with a time of 22 minutes and 55 seconds. In addition, he placed 5th in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 49 minutes and 58 seconds.
With Coury’s times and determination, his swim coach, Brad Blake, says, “It takes a lot for a swimmer who does not compete year round to qualify for the 4A state meet, much less compete at such a high level. I wasn’t even sure how he would swim after injuring his hand during the football game Friday night against Wando, but he stepped up and swam well.”
Speaking of the football game, WAHS played against their rival Wando last Friday, the night before the swim meet. At the game, Coury kicked a 33-yard field goal, giving the Wilcats a 9-0 victory
When it comes to commitment and determination, head football coach Bobby Marion believes Coury. “[He] really filled a void for us in the kicking game and continues to work hard and get better every week,” said Marion.

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