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Ka’eo Kruse

Cross Country/Distance
Position
Graduate Student
Class
Kalaheo, Hawaii
Hometown
Kamehameha Schools
High School / Club
Harvard
Previous School
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Ka’eo Kruse - XC/Track - Virginia Cavaliers

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)
TFRRS Profile – Harvard (for PRs and full results)

All-ACC
2022 Outdoor:
1500m (2nd Team)

2022 Outdoor
• Clocked 3:43.86 in the 1500m at the Raleigh Relays
• Ran 3:40.04 in the 1500m at the Duke Invitational
• Debuted in the 3000m Steeplechase at the Virginia Challenge with a time of 8:52.63
• Helped the Hoos topple a school record in the 4xMile relay posting a time of 16:17.89 at the Penn Relays
• Ran the 1200m leg of the DMR at Penn Relays where the Hoos posted a combined time of 9:30.69 and finished fourth

2022 Indoor
• Placed second in the 5000m at the Liberty Kickoff (14:25.15)
• Recorded a PB in the mile at the Hokie Invitational (4:01.56) and finished third
• Helped the Hoos to a third-place finish in the DMR (9:50.35) at the Hokie Invitational
• Ran a PB in the 3k at the Camel City Invitational (8:18.58)
• Clocked 4:06.20 in the mile at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational
• Competed in the mile and helped Virginia to a fifth-place finish in the distance medley relay at the ACC Indoor Championships

2021 Cross Country
• Opened the fall with runner-up finish at the Spider Alumni Open (5k/14:49.0)
• Finished 12th at Virginia Invitational (24:59.3)
• Set 8k PB at XC23 Invitational (24:58.3) where he was 22nd
• Race at Joe Piane Invitational (5m/25:30.7)
• Set 8k PB at the ACC Championships (24:51.7) in a 65th place finish

2021 Outdoor
• Ran 1500m at UVA Opener and Raleigh Relays
• Finished third in 1500m at UVA Opener
• Named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2021 Indoor
• Ran in 3000m at Hokie Invitational where he finished third (8:23.52)
• Competed in mile at Virginia Beach Invitational

2020 Cross Country
• Placed 26th at the Virginia Invite with a time of 25:32.2
• Ran a time of 25:48.2 at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational

Harvard
• Finished 10th at the 2020 Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge in the DMR
• Recorded a personal-best time in the mile at the 2020 BU Valentine Invitational
• Finished third in the 2017 New England Championships in the 3000m

Background
• A two-time Hawaii Gatorade Player of the Year
• Inducted into the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame
• Won six Hawaii State championships
• All-time state record holder for 3k and 1500
• Hawaii state championship record holder in 3k
• Multiple facility record holder for track in 3k and 1500 and cross country and multiple meet record holder
• Undefeated in Hawaii in 3k for last three seasons of high school
• Undefeated in Hawaii in 1500 senior year
• Finished eighth at the Nike Cross Country Northwest Championships senior year

Personal
• Master’s of Education in Kinesiology
• Son of Pamela Kruse and George Kruse
• 12-time National Junior Lifeguard champion
• U.S. World Team Senior year of high-school