Clovis High's Wilson sets state record

Clovis High senior Jonah Wilson recently shattered the California state record in the discus, with a throw that was one of the best of all-time at the high school level.

Competing at the Battle of the Central Cal track and field meet last week, Wilson bettered his personal best by about 20 feet in the discus, with a state record throw of 221 feet and 5 inches. 

Only four high school athletes in the country have ever thrown further, and the throw broke the previous California prep record of 213 feet and 11 inches set by Scott Moser of Huntington Beach back in 1997.

Throwing runs in the Wilson family.  Jonah's father Todd and Uncle David were both college all-americans in the Pac-12, and both qualified for the Olympic Trials. 

Jonah's cousin Jacob, David's son, is a senior throwing standout at Buchanan High, who is ranked second in the state behind Jonah in the discus, and first in the state in the shot put. 

We'll have more on the "first family of Central Valley throwing" this Sunday night in sports during our 11 p.m. newscast on CBS47. 

 

 

 

 


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