Neuqua Valley senior Chris Derrick shattered the national record for a high school only 5K race on Saturday at the 41st annual Arcadia Invitational, a prestigious track and field meet in California.
Derrick finished with a blistering 60-second last lap with the capacity crowd on its feet screaming to pass Illinois legend Craig Virgin on the all time list. Derrick took nearly 30 seconds off the the previous national record for a HS-only 5k -- 14:24.89 by Ryan Deak of Smoky Hill Aurora CO at Mt. SAC in 2004.
There is a seven-minute video at dyestat.com that shows highlights of the race.