Meet the Seawolf: Brandon Brewster

Just weeks ago Brandon Brewster was walking on stage wearing black and gold receiving his high school diploma, a product of South High.

Now, he finds himself training for a running career with the Seawolf cross country and track and field teams.

Brewster finished his high school career in 14th at the Alaska State Cross Country Championship, and seventh at Region IV Championships

An interview with TNL

How long have you been running?

I have been running for as long as I can remember. In elementary school I would do the after school program, but I was never anywhere near the front of the pack. It wasn’t until middle school that I began to take it seriously. Once I entered high school I really began to improve, but as a freshman I didn’t even make varsity. I finally made varsity as a sophomore but I was still in the middle of the team and would be lucky to finish in the top 50 in any race. Things started to go really well for me when I became an upperclassman. As a junior I won my first team MVP award and my first ever top ten finish. Senior year was by far my best year. I earned my second team award and finished in the top three in every race but two and that was due to a sinus infection.

Are you nervous about starting college?

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I am a little bit nervous but I will still be living at home so it should help with the transition. I’m a little nervous about leaving high school as well and going to school with people are older than me and taking harder classes.

 

What are you looking forward to the most this year?

 

I am mostly looking forward to be able to train with a great team and being able to improve.

 

Do you have any long-term goals?

 

I hope to achieve masters in business. I also hope to eventually be one of the best runners in Div. II.

 

What kind of music do you like?

I like pop and R&B mostly, something that’s fast and has a good beat.

 

What are some of your other accomplishments?

 

In high school I was also a varsity skier and last winter I represented Alaska at the Junior National Championships in Minneapolis.

 

Is there anything else interesting about you?

 

I am not a very bug guy; I’m only five foot three.