The Gatorade State Boys Track & Field Athletes of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2014-15 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
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THE WINNER: Tavien Feaster
School: Spartanburg (S.C.)
Weight: 197 pounds
Athletic achievement: He captured two individual state titles at the Class AAAA state meet and led the Vikings to a fifth-place finish as a team. Feaster won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.42 seconds, which ranked as the nation’s No. 10 performance among prep competitors in 2015 at the time of his selection, and broke the tape in the 200 in a state-record 21.11. The 2014 Spartanburg Herald Journal All-Area Track Athlete of the Year, he won the 100 and 200 at the state meet for a second straight year.
Academic excellence: Feaster has maintained a B average.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally as a youth camp counselor in addition to serving as a youth football and basketball coach.
“I only saw Tavien a couple of times but that was plenty enough,” said Skip Frye, head coach of Broome High. “He is simply so strong a finisher in the sprints. If he gets a decent start he just powers his way to the line in the last half of the race.”
THE FUTURE: Feaster has verbally committed to Clemson.