A family is in mourning after a 17-year-old high schooler from Georgia suddenly collapsed and died during a summer conditioning program for her school's dance team.
Elyse Purefoy, who had just finished her junior year, was running on the track behind Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, when she unexpectedly collapsed, her father told Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB.
The teen was rushed to DeKalb Medical Center, but she did not survive.
"Elyse was just very determined, hard working, she was a 3.9 [GPA] student," father Hank Purefoy told WSB. "Like they said, she had all the accolades. She worked very hard this year; she outworked everybody."