This record was set last year by Connor Lane (Cardinal Gibbons) who broke Jake Hurysz (Eastern Alamance) state record of 8:49.76 by running 8:47.00 at Arcadia. What makes this record hard to break is that you really have one shot at breaking it by running at Arcadia. 8 of the top 10 All-Time 3200 marks have been set at that meet.
This year we'll have two boys that are capable of breaking it in Cameron Ponder (Mount Tabor) and John Tatter (R.J. Reynolds). Ponder became the first junior to break 9 last year by running NC#10 All-Time 8:56.49 at Arcadia, and John Tatter ran 9:01.72 at Dash for Doobie at the end of the cross country season. Tatter was set back by injury at the end of indoors, but when he's back and healthy he certainly has a shot to challenge Lane's record.
Ponder just debuted in 4:13 for the 1600 at Marvin Ridge and broke both the indoor Mile and 1000 records this season. It's clear he'll be chasing records. He also said he's eyeing Craig Engel's 1600/Mile State Record this outdoor season or 4:02.55 (1600) or 4:03.96 (Mile) set in 2012.
3200 METERS Connor Lane Ral Cardinal Gibbons 8:47.00 2017 Arcadia, CA 4/8 Jake Hurysz Eastern Alamance 8:49.76 2010 Arcadia, CA 4/10 update Matt DeBole W-S Mount Tabor 8:50.16 2003 Arcadia, CA 4/12photo Ian Shanklin Greensboro Page 8:50.79 2017 Arcadia, CA 4/8 Ian Milder W-S Mount Tabor 8:51.53 2014 Arcadia, CA 4/12 Thomas Graham Cary Academy 8:53.45# 2012 (8:56.56y) NBON 6/15 Craig Engels Winston-Salem Reagan 8:55.51 2012 Arcadia, CA 4/7 Sandy Roberts Raleigh Broughton 8:55.64# 2006 (8:58.77y) Scott Morgan W-S Calvary Baptist 8:56.12 2011 Arcadia, CA 4/9 Cameron Ponder W-S Mount Tabor 8:56.49 2017 Arcadia, CA 4/8