Another Young sibling mantle was passed on Friday, as Newbury Park High School junior Lex Young surpassed his brother Nico en route to the second-fastest 5,000 meter performance ever recorded in high school history at the Sound Running Meet at JSerra High School in San Juan Capistrano.
Young produced a time of 13:43.95, finishing fifth overall in the second section. The mark topped Nico's personal high school best of 13:50.55, which he produced in 2020 in a set-up race during the pandemic-shortened season.
Coincidentally enough, Nico, the multiple-time All-American for NAU, ran in the first section and finished with a personal best time of 13:11.30, which is currently ninth-best in the world for the 2022 season. Lex's performance is currently No. 215 in the world.
Lex finished behind Paul Ryan (13:34.77), Thomas Fafard (13:37.16), Julius Diehr (13:41.09) and Florian LePallec (13:41.75).
The performance was the latest in a season of big PRs for Lex, who has also run 4:04.68 for the full mile and 8:35.72 for 3,200m. He has also been part of Newbury Park's indoor national record in the 4xmile and the fourth-fastest DMR in history.
Alongside Young, Newbury Park senior Colin Sahlman, the reigning Gatorade National Cross Country Player of the Year, secured yet another historic time, posting a 1,500m best of 3:39.59, which landed him the fourth-fastest time in history.
Sahlman, who broke four minutes in the mile indoors, now only sits behind Hobbs Kessler (3:34.36), Alan Webb (3:38.26) and Jim Ryun (3:39.00) all-time.
Sahlman finished third in section two, behind Festus Lagat and Jamaine Coleman.
Like Lex, Sahlman's effort reiterated a historic season, which has also included a time of 1:48.84 for 800m, 3:58.81i for the full mile and 8:33.32 for 3,200m, the latter being a new national record.
Both performances by Lex Young and Sahlman are new U.S. No. 1 times.