Winning a state championship is difficult, but winning back-to-back state championships is next to impossible.
However, it’s a challenge that Eastern Wayne’s Ta’Honny Exum was more than willing to take on.
The senior won a state title in shot put last season, and she followed it up by winning her second state title at the 1A/2A Indoor Track State Championship.
Exum (40-00.75) was five feet further than Brevard’s Amari Williams (35-04.75), who wound up in second place. Princeton’s Alaina Johnson (29-08.75) came in eighth place.
In boys’ shot put, Jordan Barrett (42-00.75) finished in second place. Barrett’s teammate Demontae Robinson (40-02.00) came in fourth, while Princeton’s Noah Westbrook (40-09.00) placed third.
Leia Jewell (4-10.00) finished in third place for the girls’ high jump, while Princeton’s Jordyn Luchtman (4-06.00) finished in sixth place.
Freshman Rahkeem Faison (9.47q) was fourth in the 55m dash.
At the 3A Indoor Track State Championships, C.B. Aycock’s Adrian Georgiev placed seventh in the boys’ shot put. Southern Wayne’s Taniyah Glaspie (7.42) finished in fourth during the girls’ 55m dash.