WATCH: Newbury Park Goes 1-2-3, Records Historic 5K Times

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA -- Newbury Park made history on Saturday at the Garmin RunningLane Cross Country Championships, securing three boys under the all-time record for fastest cross country 5K performance as the Panthers secured their second straight national team championship and its second in three seasons -- in 2020, the national races were split between the NSAF Meet of Champions in Indiana and the RunningLane National Championships. 

Colin Sahlman won the overall title with a mind-bending time of 14:03.29, passing the former all-time best of 14:10, which was set by Dathan Ritzenhein back in 2000. Sahlman's teammates, Leo Young and Lex Young, also went under that mark, posting remarkable performances of 14:05.07 and 14:05.49 to help the program secure the national title with 29 points. 

Junior Aaron Sahlman was sixth overall with a time of 14:14.38, while Daniel Appleford finished out the scoring with a 42nd place finish in 14:44.92.

Newbury Park wasn't alone in the top five, though, as Niwot's Zane Bergen gave the trio fo Sahlman, Young and Young a run for their money in fourth with a time of 14:10.00, which also tied Ritzenhein's mark. 

MileSplit50 No. 1 Riley Hough lost for the first time all season, finishing in fifth in 14:10.56. A total of 72 boys broke 15 minutes for 5K on Saturday. 

The national win followed a historic performance at the CIF Division I State Championship for Newbury Park, where the Panthers scored 16 points and clocked the first four runners through the line. 

Team Scores

1Newbury Park (SS)281+2+3+5+17 (20+27)0:41 1-5 Split | 14:14 Avg
2Cheyenne Mountain High School1179+12+15+23+58 (84+126)0:35 1-5 Split | 14:49 Avg
3Jesuit1838+18+30+54+73 (94+135)0:45 1-5 Split | 14:58 Avg
4Union Catholic Reg. HS2766+7+29+116+118 (193+207)1:11 1-5 Split | 15:02 Avg
5Grapevine27834+37+47+48+112 (189+192)0:31 1-5 Split | 15:12 Avg
6Farmington29438+41+50+57+108 (194+201)0:28 1-5 Split | 15:13 Avg
7Great Oak (SS)31339+40+69+79+86 (101+154)0:23 1-5 Split | 15:17 Avg
8Niwot High School3284+35+55+107+127 (131+142)1:31 1-5 Split | 15:08 Avg
9Valor Christian High School35225+44+67+93+123 (148+198)0:41 1-5 Split | 15:18 Avg
10Mountain Vista High School36922+28+97+103+119 (138+183)0:42 1-5 Split | 15:19 Avg