8:43.40!!! Hindman smashes MO State Record, posts US#2 taking 2nd in Arcadia 3200m


8:43.40!!! Hindman smashes MO State Record, posts US#2 taking 2nd in Arcadia 3200m

April 27, 2017

Chris Auckley

MOTrackFanatic @ outlook.com

@MOTrackFanatic

 

Lafayette High School senior Austin Hindman (pronounced H-eye-ndmin) traveled to California to compete on April 8, 2017 in the 50th Arcadia Invitational, the premier high school regular season track and field meet in the country. Hindman's goal: to break the Missouri high school all-time records of Joe Falcon and Matt Tegenkamp in the 3200-meters.

 


Falcon a senior at Belton High School in 1984, set the overall state record with his 8:53.44 in a time trial with post collegians in June 1984 in the Kansas City area. Tegenkamp, running for the same man who coached Falcon, Dave Denny, ran 8:53.79 as a senior for Lee's Summit High School at the Golden West Invitational in California in June 2000. His mark stood as the high school only competition state record. Hindman's goal was to better their mark, and if he couldn't do that, he at least wanted to join the elite list of Missourians who've broken the 9-minute barrier for 3200-meters.