Cross country: Lodi High School senior Phillip Kruse heads to state meet seeking redemption

Lodi High School senior Phillip Kruse took first place in the 10K at the Womble Rumble at Lodi Lake on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Kruse will be the lone local boy competing at the state cross country meet in Fresno on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

Phillip Kruse is a senior at Lodi High School who turned in a time of 16 minutes, 19 seconds at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Cross Country Championships.

Kruse took fifth place at the course at Willow Hill in Folsom and is the second Lodi High School boy to qualify for the CIF State Cross Country Championships. The last to make it there was Jeff Merrill, a former coach of Kruse’s.

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