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Chavis signs with Panthers
Eastside senior track and field high jumper Nylah Chavis signed her National Letter of Intent with Georgia State University Wednesday afternoon. - photo by Matt Smith

Eastside senior track and field standout Nylah Chavis made her pledge to Georgia State University Wednesday on National Signing Day.

Chavis signed her National Letter of Intent in front of friends and family, officially joining the Panthers' program next season.

Chavis, a two-year Region 8-AAAA champion in the high jump, set a personal-best jump of 5-foot-6 at last year's region championships, besting Chestatee's Kristin Moroz by two inches.

Chavis helped the Lady Eagles to a fourth place region finish last season before finishing seventh overall in the state high jump with a leap of 5-feet. Chavis finished fourth overall at the 2012 Class AAA state meet with a jump of 5-foot-4.

Chavis joins a program Panthers' program that in seventh place in the Sun Belt last season.