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By Paisley Trent

Day in the life of a Great Oak Cross Country athlete


Last updated 8/22/2018 at 11:01am

Scott Padgett

Varsity girls loop around the Butterfield Stage Park for part of their long run.

For most high school students, waking up between 4 and 6 a.m. to get an eight mile run in before the heat hits wouldn't be the bulk of their summer plans; but Great Oak cross country athletes relish the chance to improve before their regular season starts.

Cross country runners Tori Gaitan and Fatima Cortes spent part of their summer training at the Nike Elite Camp in Portland, Oregon. While earlier in the summer, runner Cameron Hylton won his division in the Huntington Beach Half Marathon.

Head Coach Doug Soles focuses on teaching the importance of "the little things," such as taking care...

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