Nayan's winning time of 15:09 bested Hunter's 15:12 set back in 2015.
The Class 6 race was supposed to be one of the most anticipated races of the day -- it certainly lived up to the hype.
All five runners shared a part of the lead throughout the race.
Early on, though, it was Brennan who pushed the pace. However, he could not shake the other four.
They alternated leaders until just past two miles, and that's when Kasperowski made his move alongside Thurneysen.
Ultimately it was Kasperowski pulling away for the win.
Thurneysen will be the early favorite for next year, however, as him, Brennan and Goodman all return.
In the team title hunt, it was Woodbridge winning the crown over Lake Braddock, 62 to 86.