Lewis Duke led Eastern with a second place finish (16:25), followed by Kevin Zheng (139th, 19:13), Brenton Cherry (140th, 19:14), Matt Kerner (172nd, 20:09) and Trevor Buchanan (199th, 22:54).
“Duke came on strong at the end,” Minks commented. “He closed it very well. Duke would have won it with another 10 meters. That is his fourth second-place finish at an invitational.”
NEW HAVEN CLASSIC
Northwestern placed fifth with 181 points in Class A, and Oak Hill was the winner with 70 points.
Zach Duranto was tops for Northwestern with a 13th place finish (17:46). Shad Jakes was next in 15th (17:52), followed by Charlie Neher (39th, 18:38), Taylor McLain (51st, 19:13) and Josh Perry (76th, 20:01).
“I thought the boys ran hard,” Stevens added. “The course wasn’t as fast as in the past, but we had eight guys have course best [times]. Overall, I was pleased with what the boys did.”