Did Connor Lane Technically Break NC's McAlpine Course Record? Kinda!

This Saturday Connor Lane booked his trip to Foot Locker Nationals after placing 2nd at Foot Locker South running 14:59.8, the first NC boy to break 15 on that course since 2013.  This places him 13th All-Time for North Carolina Boys on the historic course.  But, at the beginning of the 2015 season, the course was extended 50-60 meters making the course much slower with an added in tight turn around the 2K mark to make it a full 5000 meters.

Ben Huffman broke Ryan Hill's record in 2013 as he also took 2nd place at Foot Locker South.  The course seems to run around 20 seconds slower for the boys as races that were previously won in the 15:10s are now won in the 15:30s with the new course.  It's hard to gauge what Lane would have exactly run on the old course, but is it safe to say that he would of been under Huffman's time of 14:44?

It seems like Huffman's record would be safe forever, but just last year even with the course being extended Sean McGorty's course record of 14:28 fell to Drew Hunter who ran 14:26.  Thought it might take a while, it certainly won't be impossible to see Huffman's 14:44 NC course record be broken some day.  As for Lane's performance, it'll go down as 13th All-Time behind Eric Mack, but it certainly deserves an asterisk beside it.

Below you can find the top 25 all-time NC performances at McAlpine provided by NCPrepTrack before Lane's race on Saturday.

1Ben HuffmanProvidence Day School14:44.02013FootLocker
2Ryan HillHickory14:462006FootLocker
Jake HuryszEastern Alamance14:46.02009FootLocker
4Ian MilderWinston-Salem Mt. Tabor14:49.02013FootLocker
5Matt DeboleWinston-Salem Mount Tabor14:49.22001FootLocker
6Blake WilliamsNorthern Durham14:52.02009FootLocker
Thomas GrahamCary Academy14:52.02011FootLocker
8Jack BolasChapel Hill14:542005FootLocker
Patrick SheehanLake Norman14:54.02013FootLocker
10Milos MitricAsheville14:57.42001FootLocker
11Ricky BrookshireWatauga14:57.71999FootLocker
12Eric MackNorth Forsyth14:592003FootLocker
13Scott MorganCalvary Baptist15:012010FootLocker
Mark BlackmonWest Charlotte15:01.02011FootLocker
15Sandy RobertsRaleigh Broughton15:022005FootLocker
Nick HutchinsRaleigh Millbrook15:022003FootLocker
17Bakri AbushoukCary15:052012Wendy's
18Stephen HaasNorth Mecklenburg15:05.31999FootLocker
19Bobby MackNorth Forsyth15:07.92002FootLocker
20Brant ArmentroutWinston-Salem Mount Tabor15:091989NCHSAA 4A
Bradsher WilkinsHillsborough Orange15:091998FootLocker
22Ryan BradyEast Chapel Hill15:10.02013FootLocker
Tanis BaldwinEast Henderson15:10.02013FootLocker
Wyatt MaxeyCharlotte Providence15:10.02013Providence Inv.
25Patrick CampbellMooresville15:122007FootLocker
Mohamad AbushoukCary15:12.02009FootLocker