2020 Class A Boys Pre-Season Field Events Preview

Discus Throw-
2019 State Champion: Joe Kingery (Teutopolis) 179-10
Key Athletes: Jace Coffey (Sr., Forreston), Payton Taylor (Sr., Salt Fork), Jake Carter (Jr., Gillespie), Hayden Knott (Jr., St. Joseph-Ogden), Caleb Rutherford (Sr., Sangamon Valley), Jaden Pankan (Jr., Chicago Hope Academy), Jared Kollman (Sr., Altamont), Devin Palmer (Sr., Winnebago), Caleb Lahey (Sr., Bismark-Henning), Jake Hewitt (Jr., Alton Marquette), Alex Ottersburg (Sr., Gillespie), Hugo Garza (Sr., Arcola), Jacob Rollins (So., Auburn), Greg Zellers (Sr., New Berlin), FJ Simpson (Jr., Williamsville)
Outlook: Jace Coffey returns not only returns as the state runner-up, but he has the state's ninth-best performance with a whopping 177-8. The two-time all-state performer has a golden opportunity to step to the forefront and be the man in a strong event statewide.

Payton Taylor's 6th place last year makes him the only other performer over 160-feet (161-7). Another season of growth could yield big returns though. In the clear is another all-state returner in Jake Carter who took 9th place (151-10).