Running at night in a loaded 3200 meter run at the 2015 Escondido Invite on 1 May, Erik Armes took the 3200 meter record to a new level with a time of 9:15.72.
Photo by Gabriel Sanchez of the 2015 Escondido 3200 meter run
This completes the sweep of Islander Distance records for Erik, as he also holds the
1600 meter record and once held the 800 meter record which was broken in 2018 by Ian Hurlburt.
The previous record was 9:29.3 set 37 years earlier by Rick Satterlee. A bit of Islander Trivia follows :-)
Rick's dad, Dick Satterlee, was the Athletic Director for Coronado and for a few years took over the head coaching job for both Track and Cross Country when legendary coach Sunday Durland retired. Dick was aptly assisted by former Coronado Distance runner Jeff Rigdon. Although Jeff never set a school record at Coronado he spent his college running career at Northern Arizona University where the 2 mile + altitude at Flagstaff turned him into a pretty good distance runner. When he came back to San Diego I had two great training partners in both Jeff and, on occasion, Rick.
Head Track/CC coach, Coronado