Discus Throw Record Holder: Donny Couts 142' 8"
(La Jolla High School at Viking Relays 9 April 2022)
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Donny Couts

It was 22 years since John McRaven set the discus record at the CIF prelims in 2000. In 2022, our first semi-normal season after the Pandemic, I stepped down as head track coach to concentrate on the distance team and Cross Country. The new head coach, Cameron Gary, has a lot of experience (Google Him) and was able to recruit Marcus Gustaveson as our throws coach. Senior Donny Couts had no track experience, but coach Gustaveson was molded him and several others into a pretty competitive group. At the Viking Relays, he also placed second in the shot put, and our female thrower, Tatum Wade, won the girls' discus.
-George Green

Viking Throwers

From Left to Right: Throws coach Marcus Gustaveson, Tatum Wade, Donny Couts

Previous Record Holder: John McRaven 142'0"
(Mt. Carmel High School at CIF Prelims 19 May 2000)
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The CHS discus record was set by John McRaven in 2000 at Mt. Carmel HS.


Previous Record Holder: Chad Carpenter 137' 5"
(San Diego High School, Balboa Stadium 1988)

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The CHS discus record was set by Chad Carpenter in 1988 at
Balboa Stadium with a throw of 137' 5".

Previous Record Holder: Jeff Feurhelm
Like many of the past records I don't have an exact mark or year.
However the record was around 1976 and the distance around 127'
The discus became an official California high school event around 1974.