Daniel Varela
Daniel Varela


Knightdale, N.C.

High School:
East Wake


2009-10:Appeared in three meets in the weight throw during the indoor season ... Finished 16th at the league's indoor meet with a mark of 13.32 meters ... Best indoor result occurred at Penn State where he threw 16.57 meters and took 13th-place ... Produced a season-best 54.74-meter mark in the hammer at the C-USA Outdoor Championships, taking sixth-place.

2008-09: Finished ninth at the C-USA Indoor Championships in the weight throw, recording a toss of 15.25 ... Just missed the podium in the hammer at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with his mark of 51.51 meters - good for fourth place ... Also took 11th in the discus at the outdoor conference meet, checking in at 40.72 meters ... Best result in the hammer occurred at Duke where he turned in a mark of 52.89 meters.

2007-08: Placed 11th at the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the weight throw with a heave of 42.91 ... Best non-championship result occurred at Christopher Newport, notching a mark of 44.71.

High School: Placed third in the discus at the state championships his senior year ... Turned in an 11th-place finish at the state meet his junior year ... Earned a total of 10 varsity letters in track and field, football and wrestling.

Personal: Majoring in business ... Son of Darlene Staleys.