Jace Aschbrenner 8:44 3,200m

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On Saturday at Concordia University in Irvine, California, four athletes from Newbury Park and Mira Costa High School executed on a fast time trial that saw Colorado signee Jace Aschbrenner, a top 20 fiinisher at Nike Cross Nationals, score a time of 8:44.93, which represented a 21-second improvement from his best a year ago (9:05). Aschbrenner's teammate, Nico Young, paced him -- and Mira Costa senior Billy Atkinson and Newbury Park junior Nicholas Goldstein -- through seven laps. 

"It's a way to cap off the season," Aschbrenner said, "Get a time for Nick for recruiting and go off with a bang before we go off to Colorado, NAU and Virginia." 

Atkinson -- his father, Jeff, is a 1988 Olympian and filmed the workout -- went 8:57, while Goldstein posted a time of 9:05.