DP sophomore sets school record in discus

Nick Scarvelis broke Dos Pueblos’ 35-year-old discus record on Saturday at the Camarillo Invitational with a mark of 157 feet, five inches. The record was previously held by Terry Montejano, who threw 154-8 back in 1975.

“Nick’s a sophomore, which makes it even more amazing,” said Chargers coach Dave Kuderka. “The thing about him is that he just loves to throw. It’s like watching a kid in the playground shoot hoops… I think he could hit just about any number he wants to, but for him it’s more about having fun and enjoying the sport.”

In the day’s other highlights, Patrick Smith won the long jump with an impressive leap of 22-3 and Anthony Houston went 42 feet in the triple jump.

Marina Plesons equaled her school record in the pole vault by clearing 9-6, and Kuderka said he hopes she’ll be able to reset the record at next weekend’s Easter Relays. Sophomore Jeremy Johnson had a strong finish in the boys pole vault, clearing 10-6.

Most of DP’s sprinters were resting for this week’s big meet against Ventura, but Isaiah Brown made the trip and ran the 100-meters in 11.1 seconds without a puff of wind.