Runners with Hops: Devin Hart (Pt. Pleasant Boro) - 187, Behailu Bekele-Arcuri (Warwick Valley) - 183, Tom Gardiner (Warwick Valley) - 174, Ryan Tierney (St. Peter's) - 173, Greg Eisenhower (Haddonfield) - 173, Martin Riddell (Haddonfield) - 172, Dom Boccia (St. Peter's) - 170, Mike Hannon (Monroe-Woodbury) - 169, Aidan Tierney (Bishop Hendricken) - 169, Luke Henseler (Bishop Hendricken) - 169, Jack Mcmahon (Bishop Hendricken) - 168, Jake Cooper (Park Ridge) - 166, Alex Rizzo (Bronxville) - 165, Jonathan Iamarone (Bishop Hendricken) - 165, Anthony DiIorio (Bergen Co. V/T) - 164, Nick Berg (ESM) - 164, Sean Meehan (Bishop Hendricken) - 163, Marc Carrera (St. Peter's) - 162, Liam Danaher (Columbia) - 162, Matt Rizzo (Bronxville) - 162
Overview: Let the top talent matchups continue, as Devin Hart takes on Behailu Bekele-Arcuri. Hart gets the nod going in, after an undefeated season includes a Bowdoin Classic win, and the second best time in the merge at Shore Coaches. Behailu Bekele could very well challenge for the lead, as he looked strong at his home invite, before a slight fade in the final mile at McQuaid. Consider this an even fight at the front. On the team side, it should be just as close. Warwick has two good frontrunners, but Bishop Hendricken is coming off a Great American performance that saw them with 20-second compression. That could be hard to beat at the shorter distance.