California native and Malibu High's Claudia Lane won Foot Locker Nationals as just a sophomore.
Last weekend, the two top female distance runners in the country faced off head to head in a 3200m.
Foot Locker National Champion Claudia Lane aimed to take down Nike Cross National Champion Brie Oakley in their first meeting on the track.
Who would leave the meet with the victory and new title, Queen of Distance?
The result couldn't have been any closer -- even the clock had a hard time deciding who crossed the line first.
Timers had to go to the hundredths of a second to determine the outcome. Lane would out lean Oakley by seven-hundredths of a second, making her the fastest girl in the country over 3200m. Her 9:57.52 is 13th on the all-time list converted, just in front of Oakley's 9:57.59.
With the two cross country national champions finishing in the top 15 of the all-time list you would think this season could be one of the fastest in years. But if you look at the past for years, the 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons are all faster.
If you dig into the stats below you can see that 2014, 2015 and 2016 are almost all identical in results.
Lets break down the past four years
Time needed to crack into the top 50:
Number of girls under 10:10:
Number of girls under 10:00:
Average of top ten times:
*Still four months left in the season
Click to the next slide to see the 2017-2014 top 50-->