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Katie Engel
Katie Engel

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Honeoye Falls, N.Y.

High School:
Honeoye Falls-Lima HS

Height:
5-7

Event:
Distance

Experience:
1V

04/04/2014

Demick, Lemco Highlight Track's First Day at Cal/Nevada Meet

Three more Pepperdine runners will be in action on Saturday.

03/29/2014

Track Teams Run at Cal Poly Invitational

Next week's meet is the Cal/Nevada Collegiate Championships in La Jolla, Calif.

03/02/2014

Lemco, 4x800 Relay Team Highlight Track Team in Georgia

Elle Lemco won the women's 5,000 meters by nearly two minutes.

02/20/2014

Track 2014 Season Preview

The season begins Saturday at Westmont.

09/23/2013

This Week at Pepperdine: September 23-29

The women's soccer team is home vs. Cal State Fullerton on Friday.

04/25/2013

Track at UC Irvine Invitational (3/23/2013

Stephen Wandzura's photos of the Waves in action at UC Irvine.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Named WCC All-Academic honorable mention as a sophomore ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors and was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete as a freshman.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Ran at all eight meets as a freshman ... Posted team's top time of the year in four different events: the mile (5:30.76 at Westmont on 2/16), the 3,000 meters (10:45.25 at Cal State L.A. on 4/6), the two-mile (11:43.33 at San Francisco State on 3/29) and the 5,000 meters (18:19.55 at Pomona-Pitzer on 4/13) ... On Pepperdine's all-time top five lists, she moved into the #3 spot in both the mile and two-mile.

PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Had another strong year as a sophomore, leading the Waves to the finish line in four of her six races, including the NCAA West Regional (21:22) ... Took eighth place overall at the 5k Mark Covert Classic (18:33.1) ... Best 6k time was 21:18.6 at the Bronco Invitational ... Finished no worse than third among the Waves in any of the meets.

PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Emerged as one of the program's top runners as a freshman ... Led the Waves to the finish line in her first three races ... Finished second the next three ... Had a 5k best of 18:43.79 at the Northridge Collegiate Invitational, where she finished 12th overall ... Was 14th overall at the Mark Covert Classic ... Had a 6k best of 22:18.9 at the UC Riverside Invitational ... Was one of three women to run at the NCAA West Regional.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Honeoye Falls (N.Y.)-Lima High School in 2012 ... Ran both cross country and track (400, 800 and 1,500 meters) ... Earned all-state honorable mention as a senior and all-section as a senior, junior and sophomore ... Team won cross country sectional championships in 2009 and 2011 ... A member of the National Honors Society.

PERSONAL: Born in Chicago, Ill. ... Daughter of Heather and David Engel ... Has two siblings, Natalie and Jack ... Chose Pepperdine because it "provides me with an opportunity to challenge myself academically, athletically and spiritually."

FAVORITES: Enjoys reading and listening to music ... Favorites include Kara Goucher (pro athlete), A Wrinkle in Time (book), Despicable Me (movie), The Middle (TV show), Mat Kearney (musical artist), Birthday Bash ice cream (food) and baseball (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the sense of camaraderie."

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