Don Diston


Class of 1970

Don was a four year runners at WHS and a three year varsity letterman. He spent his freshman season on the undefeated JV squad and won the JV Sunset League title as a sophomore leading the team to another undefeated season. As a junior Don ran consistently on the varsity team leading them to an undefeated league season and another Sunset Title. He finished third in the league meet. During his senior season, Don led the team to another Sunset League title, the seventh consecutive, and became the third Lion to win the league individual title behind Mike Solomon and Neil Sybert. He also led the Lions to their highest finish in CIF Finals since they won in 1966 with a fifth place individual finish and a fourth place team finish.  Don enlisted in the Army and continued his running career in Germany. Unfortunately, Don passed away in 2018. He is sorely missed.