COLUMBIA — No one had been able to run with Tavien Feaster all year.
There was no way the Spartanburg sophomore was going to let them start on Saturday.
Feaster won both the 100- and 200-meter dash state championships at Spring Valley High School. He posted a time of 10.59 in the 100 and 21.29 in the 200.
“It feels awesome,” Feaster said. “Everything that I worked for this season has just paid off.”
Feaster also swept both events at the Spartanburg County and Region II-4A meets. He said doing the same at state made it a gratifying year.
“It would have been real disappointing had I not won both today,” Feaster said. “The past couple of weeks I’ve been working hard at every practice and every meet.”
Feaster feels like his best is yet to come.
“I think my potential is through the roof,” he said. “I just have to stay hungry, stay humble and keep pushing myself.”
Feaster is considered one of the top prospects in the state at the running back position. He said trying to be elite at football and track is not a burden.
“It’s really easy,” he said. “After the football season, I’m doing track. Track is probably the best offseason workout anybody could have. I just try to come out to win. Coach (Glover) Smiley said I’ve got two years left, so I need to get comfortable with winning.”