The heart of Oak Park

Jacob Smith is beloved by fellow boys’ cross country teammates, coaches

O, CAPTAIN!—Jacob Smith is a senior captain for the Oak Park High boys’ cross country team, ranked No. 11 in CIF-SS Division 3. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn NewspapersJacob Smith isn’t the fastest, strongest or most gifted athlete.
There might not be a more indispensable runner, however, in the Oak Park High cross country program.
“He’s the heart of the team,” said head coach Steve White.
“Jacob embodies Oak Park cross country,” said Cade Creason, a senior. “Jacob gave his best every day at practice the ...

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