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Cathedral’s Brandon Seagreaves was supposed to take Saturday off as he and his Irish teammates prepare for Friday night’s Desert Twilight Festival in Casa Grande, Arizona.
But an unexpected finish (178th out of 230 runners in 15:51.8) at the ultra-tough Woodbridge Classic against the Western United States’ elite runners, pushed him to reconsider.
Good thing he changed his mind.
The senior laced up his running shoes, took on the gruesome desert trail and climbed his way to his second meet championship of the season, navigating the course at the Don Haskins Recreation Center in 16:52.07.
San Elizario sophomore Edwin Gomez was second in 17:04.20 followed by Angel Anchondo from Santa Teresa (17:05.22), Coronado’s Nick Gonzalez (17:06.35) and Franklin’s Jacobo Wedemeyer (17:10.44).