Tradition Turns Tragic as Cross-Country Runner Dies at Meet

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An Ohio high school cross-country runner died this past weekend in a tragic accident at meet in Cambridge. 

Minerva High School junior Owen Grubb has just finished competing in the OHSAA Boys Division II district finals Saturday afternoon when his teammates decided to celebrate with one of their traditions — throwing a tree or log off a bridge into the water. 

According to the local NBC affiliate, Owen and three others found a dead tree and attempted to bring it down, but the tree snapped and fell, striking Owen as he attempted to run away. 

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