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5 runners collapse at Orange County track meet as temperatures soar

November 3, 2010 |  7:51 pm

Amid record heat Wednesday in Southern California, five high school runners collapsed while competing in a track meet at a Fullerton park, a city official said.

The meet involved seven area high schools, none of them in Fullerton, and was held at Craig Regional Park, said Sylvia Palmer, a spokeswoman for the city.

Palmer said that she did not know the exact condition of the runners or what schools they were from but that they did not sustain serious injuries.

Temperatures in the area climbed into the high 90s.

-- Rick Rojas