Throwback Thursday: XC Hill Repeats With Great Oak

Last year, the Great Oak High School boys ranked 29th in national averages for 5K and were third in California with an average time of 15:35 for the season.

The girls ranked 18th in the state with an average time of 18:55.

This preseason, the Great Oak boys kicked off their season with a win at the Cool Breeze Invitational with a 15:29 average in the 3-mile, Westin Brown leading the way.

With a strong lineup of Gabriel Rodriguez and Jeffrey Keeney and more, the Wolfpack are laying down a solid foundation for the campaign ahead.

As for the girls, Devlyn Torza looks to be a promising team leader; she placed 25th at the Cool Breeze Invitational, running 72 seconds faster than her best last year.

This Workout Wednesday is a throwback to 2017, peeking into the varsity cross country team's work ethic and determination for the season ahead.


Two jogs across an athletic field (~800m)

Dynamic Stretches (Leg Swings, etc.)

Drills/ Speed Ladders with form work

"Hit" - Mix of jogging and all-out sprints



Mile warm-up to hills

Varsity: 10 hill sprints | Freshman: 7 hill sprints

Cool Down:


Post Workout:

Team Visualization

Boys Preseason Team Rankings: Great Oaks |

Past Athlete Workout Interviews: Carlos Carvajal, Gavin Korby, Tori Gaitan, Arianna Griffiths