Claudia Lane Breaks Mt. SAC Invitational Course Record With 15:49

The signs pointed toward Claudia Lane having a remarkable outing at the Mt. SAC Invitational on Saturday. 

And the Malibu (CA) High junior phenom certainly delivered in the Division 1/Division 2 Individual Sweepstakes race, hammering a course record and new U.S. No. 1 time of 15:49.00 on a hilly 3-mile Mt. San Antonio College course, breaking Simi Valley graduate Sarah Baxter's old record of 16:00.00. 

Lane, the defending Foot Locker Nationals champion, was nearly a minute ahead of the field, kicking past King's Lauren Peurifoy (16:42.00) and Redwood's Gillian Wagner (17:13.00). 

Lane entered with the sixth-fastest time on the course overall, and though construction toward the finish slightly changed the complexion of the course, Lane's performance will certainly stand in time as one of the all-time best at Mt. SAC -- it also might rank, possibly, as one of the best efforts this season nationally. 

Afterward, Lane discussed her intentions this postseason and intimated she will once again compete at Foot Locker -- likely skipping the opportunity to compete at NXN for the first time. 

Peurifoy, an NXN finisher last year, was just 10 seconds off Lane's performance from 2016. 

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1Claudia Lane11Malibu High School (SS)15:49.000
2Lauren Peurifoy11King (Martin Luther Jr.) (SS)16:42.001
3Gillian Wagner12Redwood High School (NC)17:13.000
4Chloe Arriaga11Walnut High (SS)17:21.000
5Cynthia Martin11Chaparral High School (SS)17:35.002
6Emma Arriaga11Walnut High (SS)17:43.000
7Natalie Harper9Cosumnes Oaks (SJ)17:45.003
8Caitlin Cornell10San Marcos High (SD)17:46.004
9Kendall Kramer10West Valley High School17:53.005
10Hannah Hall12Foothill Santa Ana (SS)17:55.006