Tri County’s Keegan Brewster makes first trip to Division 2 track finals


By Chip Burch • Last Updated 10:55 am on Monday, June 04, 2012

Tri County’s Keegan Brewster, left, tries to outrun Cedar Springs’ Austin Sargent during Tuesday’s 800-meter run at The Daily News Track Classic. Brewster qualified for the Division 2 state final in the 800-meters.

 

Keegan Brewster has got some lofty goals for his final track competition this season.

 

Brewster is going to the state Division 2 track finals at Houseman Field today in the 800-meters. It’s his first trip to the state finals.
Brewster was surprised “a little” to make the state finals.

 

“Everyone expected me to and I worked hard all season,” Brewster said. “I was really excited when something like that happens.”

 

This is the biggest moment of his high school career, he noted.

 

“It’s definitely a huge achievement for me,” Brewster said. “The first time I ran the 800 I was running a 2:20. I just ran a two-flat (2:00) at regionals and made the state. Really big for me.”

 

Brewster’s exact time was 2:00.10.

 

Brewster, who finished second in the 800 at the Daily News Invitational Tuesday, wants to have an even lower time today.

 

“My goal for state is I’m looking to break two (minutes) for sure and hopefully set a new school record,” he said.

 

What are his chances of getting those goals?

 

“I think I have a good chance at breaking the record and breaking two (minutes),” Brewster said. “I’ve been working all season for this. At state the competition is definitely there.”

 

Brewster doesn’t really know what place he will get, but “I made it to state and I’m not sure how I’ll do there, but we’ll see where it goes.”

 

Brewster won’t be the only Viking going to the state finals. Connor Vanderhyde will be joining him at Houseman Field, competing in the 100, 200 and 400.

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