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Grant HS student named Gatorade OR Cross County Runner of the Year

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Ella Donaghu and the Gatorade Oregon Cross Country Runner of the Year award. Ella Donaghu and the Gatorade Oregon Cross Country Runner of the Year award.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A local high school student received a special honor on Friday for excelling on the track and in the classroom.

Grant High's Ella Donaghu was awarded her second straight Gatorade Oregon Cross Country Runner of the Year Award by FOX 12's Nick Krupke.

This award comes after setting the state meet record to collect her third consecutive 6A Cross Country Championship.

In addition to being a superior athlete, Ella has a 4.0 GPA and is headed to run at Stanford in the fall.

"You gotta have the bad days to have a good day so I think, you know, actually just this week I had a super hard work out and a lot of homework but it's those days that really make you appreciate how hard you work and at the end of the day it comes down to, do you want to be good? And I want to be good.

Before Ella heads to California for college, she has her senior season of track to run this spring.

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