Throwback Thursday: Claudia Lane Breaks Mt. SAC Record

* Former Malibu star Claudia Lane discusses her record-breaking performance at the 2017 Mt. SAC XC Invitational

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Just one high school girl has ever broken the 16:00 barrier at the Mt. SAC XC Invitational.

Even some of the best prep runners in California state history were never able to accomplish the feat, including Jordan Hasay and Fiona O'Keeffe.

However, in 2017, it happened. That year a Malibu superstar made history as she set both the course and meet record during her junior campaign. 

Claudia Lane was already a national name as a sophomore. Entering her junior year, she had just one loss the previous season on the grass -- which was to superstar Brie Oakley.

Lane also already had three state titles to her name, along with a Foot Locker Nationals title. As a junior, there weren't too many accolades left to chase, but that didn't lead to her letting off of the gas. In 2017, Lane defended her title at Mt. SAC with an extraordinary performance. 

* Claudia Lane goes wire-to-wire in the DI Sweepstakes at 2017 Mt. SAC XC Invitational

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Lane crossed the finish line in 15:49, becoming the first girl in meet history to break 16:00. In doing so, she crushed Simi Valley legend Sarah Baxter's meet record by eleven seconds.

Lane also broke the overall course record of 15:53, which was also held by Baxter. Her record-breaking performance in Walnut, CA was just a pit-stop on her way to a successful title defense at Foot Locker Nationals that December. 

Mt. SAC Course Records	
RANK	ATHLETE		    TEAM	                     RESULT
1	Claudia Lane	    Malibu (SS)                      15:49.0
2	Sarah Baxter	    Simi Valley (SS)                 15:53.0
3	Paige Tennison	    Newport Harbor (SS)	             16:13.0
4	Sydney Segal	    Beverly Hills (SS)	             16:18.0
5	Samantha Ortega	    Saugus (SS)	                     16:26.0
6	Bethan Knights	    Northwood (SS)	             16:26.0
7	Jordan Hasay	    Mission College Prep (SS)	     16:27.0
8	Kiara Mcintosh	    Paloma Valley (SS)	             16:18.0
9	Fiona O'Keeffe	    Davis (SJ)	                     16:28.5
10	Veronica Yamane	    Arcadia (SS)	             16:29.0