WATCH: Braxton Legg Run US #2 8:22 3K With College Brother

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Braxton Legg, a senior at Cambridge Christian, hopped in the college men's 3K race at the Alachua County Collegiate Invitational on Friday in Gainesville in a field that included his older brother, Reed Legg, a sophomore at the University of Florida.

After clocking a US top 10 time of 8:33.03 in the 3000 meter run just two weeks ago in a close runner-up finish to Buchholz senior Emerson Miller in the high school division at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational, Legg came back to try the 15 lap indoor event indoors but this time against another tier of competition in collegiate runners to pull him along.

His older brother Reed, who also is a standout triathlete growing up like Braxton, won the fast section with a swift time of 8:18.83 just off his personal best of 8:13. Finishing two places and only 4 seconds behind him was his high school senior brother Braxton Legg with a third place time of 8:22.25.

Only Tyrone Gorze out of Crater High School in Oregon has run faster in the country indoors this season than Braxton Legg for 3000 meters and on an oversized 300 meter indoor track at the University of Washington with a nation's best run of 8:05.17.

Braxton Legg's US #2 performance also converts to a sub 9 minute effort for 3200 meters at 8:59.27 and two miles at 9:02.43. This past fall's winner of the FHSAA 1A state cross country runner certainly appears already fit and ready to chase as well as break 9 minutes for 3200 meters or two miles this outdoor season. Legg had ran 9:11 best for 3200 meters this past November in the post-season of cross country at the PR Festival on the Track.

Legg is also an unsigned senior as well and along with Riley Novack arguably the two biggest names yet to sign amongst the Florida high school distance class of 2023. While running a race with his brother and fellow Florida Gator teammates, Legg appeared to be in a good fit in appearance already potentially in Gainesville as his next home but remains to be seen if he decides to take a different path with his running future than his older brother Reed.

He certainly was only a few footsteps behind him in Friday's indoor race at the Alachua County Sports Center's 200 meter indoor track facility.