Philipp was named the 1999 Cross Country Runner of the year in Hawaii and won the state cross country championships.
He won the state 1500-meter Championship in 1999 and the 1600 meter Championship in 1998. He was also a starter on the state runner-up soccer team. "Robby is one of the most decorated runners in Hawaii history. We are very excited he chose to be a Spartan," says Head Cross Country Coach Augie Argabright.
Brady Svilich and Erik Wackenstedt will also compete for the Spartans in the fall. Svilich, a senior at Yreka High School, was named to the first team All-Northern section Cross Country team in 1999 and was a Cross Country State Meet Qualifier. Wackenstedt was named to the first team All-Ventura County Cross Country team and also help lead Oak Park High School to a fourth place finish.
Philipp, Svilich, and Wackenstedt are apart of cross country recruiting class that already includes Jesse McLeod and Megan Stone.