No. 23 Oregon wins Beaver Classic
Costin finishes fourth in individual race to power Ducks
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Tim Costin led 23rd-ranked Oregon to victory on Saturday morning at the Beaver Classic in Avery Park.
Costin, a sophomore from Springfield, Ore., finished fourth overall for his best finish as a Duck. He covered the 8,000 meter course in 24:54.
The Ducks also counted a ninth-place finish from freshman Daniel Winn (25:10), a 13th-place finish by senior Bryce Burgess (25:30), a 14th-place finish from senior Travis Stanford (25:30) and a 15-place showing by sophomore Mitch Hunt (25:36).
The men won with 37 points. Southern Oregon was second with 47 points and Portland was third with 50 points.
"Tim did real well," associate head coach Andy Powell said. "The guys did a good job running together."
Also for the men, freshman Colby Alexander made his Oregon varsity debut and took 23rd in 25:49.
Three Duck freshmen ran unattached in the men's race. Matthew Melancon from Eugene took fifth in 24:57, Chad Noelle was sixth in 25:02 and Chris Brewer took 18th in 25.44.
The Ducks rested the majority of their men's runners in advance of next weekend's Pac-12 Championships. Among those on the sideline Saturday were Luke Puskedra, Parker Stinson and Lukas Verzbicas.