Cross Country | Will O’Keefe
O’Keefe is about to enter his senior season with the Granite City Warriors and he’s looking for big things.
He began gearing up for his final prep cross country season on July 30 at the 21st annual Mud Mountain Classic 5K at the SIUE course. His efforts earned him Granite City Athlete of the Week honors.
O’Keefe turned in a time of 16 minutes, 57.95 seconds, which was good for 11th place in the race that featured more than 400 runners. Mud Mountain is an annual fundraiser for the Edwardsville High cross country and track and field programs.
O’Keefe admitted it was a good precursor to his final high school season with the Warriors.
“I wanted to come out here, have some fun and stay relaxed,” he said. “In high school races, you do your best to win, but this race is more about having fun in the summer and staying fresh. It’s not super serious.”
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