Cross Country | Will O’Keefe
After almost pulling off a victory at the Granite City Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 5, O’Keefe is already looking forward to next year’s race.
“Next year, I definitely will be going for the win,” the Granite City junior said.
O’Keefe finished second out of 206 runners with a time of 15 minutes, 36 seconds in the varsity boys’ division of the annual Granite City meet. He lost by just 4 seconds to Jersey’s Ben Flowers, also a junior.
O’Keefe turned in the best finish out of all of the Granite City runners. The effort earned O’Keefe this week’s Granite City AdVantage News Athlete of the Week award.
O’Keefe is competing in his third season with the Granite City cross country team. Last year, he placed eighth in the Granite City Invitational and went on to compete at the state meet for the first time.