TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - Godby senior Dorian Solomon picked up shot put in the tenth grade. Three years later, she's a two time State Champion, and this weekend, she'll look to become the first Godby athlete to three-peat in the event.
"I know in the past, I've been like, oh I have next year, I have next year," she said. "Now, these last few meets, I've just been like this is it. I need to do everything like I won't have another chance to do it."
"Any time you're going for a three-peat, that's special," said longtime Godby track and field coach Jesse Forbes. "It's not going to be easy for her. She's going to have to go down there, and we'll get her ready. The only thing she'll have to do is perform."
Dorian knows that target on her back is big, but don't worry - she's ready to compete.
"Everybody always asks, what's your favorite meet? State meet!" she laughed. "That's my favorite meet. I get to get in the zone, and I get to okay, I know what I need to do. I actually analyze everything."
"She's not a flasher, which I don't believe in athletes doing a lot of talking," added Forbes. "We like for her to stay to herself, and when it's time to compete, she'll step it up another level."
The Cougars, hoping that next level leads Dorian to history - even if she's still taking it all in herself.
"For the past two years they've been telling me, we're so proud of you!" said Dorian. "You're doing so much for the school, you're doing this, you doing that, and I've just been like, I'm just throwing!"
Throwing all the way to a three-peat.