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Hannah Turpin
Hannah  Turpin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lebanon, Ohio

High School:
Lebanon HS

Height:
5-10

Event:
Hurdles

Experience:
2V

04/14/2016

Waves Hold Annual Student-Athlete Awards Ceremony

Many awards, mostly voted on by the student-athletes, were handed out Wednesday night.

04/09/2016

Blanchard Adds to Track's School-Record Haul at Pomona-Pitzer

Nick Blanchard set the 11th school record of the season for the Waves.

04/02/2016

Connell Rebreaks Two Track Records at UCLA on Saturday

Pepperdine next runs at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational next weekend.

03/26/2016

Track Wraps Up Competition at Aztec Invitational

Pepperdine next runs at UCLA's Bruin Legends Invitational next weekend.

03/13/2016

Connell, Heath Set Track Records at Ben Brown Invitational

The Waves' third outdoor meet of the season was hosted by Cal State Fullerton.

03/29/2016

Track at UCI Spring Break Invitational (3/19/2016)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves in action on the second day of competition at UC Irvine.

03/04/2016

Track at Westmont (2/20/2016)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' first outdoor meet of the season against Westmont and UC Santa Barbara.

04/17/2015

Track at Ben Brown Invitational (3/14/2015)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves at Cal State Fullerton's track meet.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete in 2014-15.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2015: Competed at six meets as a junior ... Set the school record in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 67.03 at Cal Poly (3/28) ... Had the team's second-fastest 400-meter time of the season, a 61.65 at Pomona-Pitzer (4/4).

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014: Did not run track as a sophomore.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Only ran at the first track meet of the season as a freshman ... Posted the Waves' season-best time in the 400-meter hurdles with a 68.29 at Westmont (2/16) ... That put her #3 on Pepperdine's all-time top five list in the event ... Also ran the 100-meter hurdles in 18.17.

PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Competed at five meets as a freshman ... Finished #2 for the Waves at the Stanford Invitational ... Best 5k was 19:56.48 at the Northridge Collegiate Invitational and best 6k was 24:18.20 at the WCC Championships (where she was #5 for Pepperdine).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lebanon (Ohio) High School in 2012 ... Ran four years of cross country and track (400 and 800 meters, 100- and 300-meter hurdles) ... Was the Greater Western Ohio Conference Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Earned All-GWOC honors in both sports all four years ... Was an OAT&CCC All-Ohio track athlete as a junior and senior ... Earned Academic All-Ohio honors ... Was part of Lebanon High school record teams in the 1,600 relay and 3,200 relay ... Also lettered in basketball ... Was a National Merit Commended Scholar and salutatorian of her class.

PERSONAL: Born in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Daughter of Doug and Laura Turpin ... Has one brother, Mitchell ... Majoring in international studies ... Has helped train theraphy dogs through 4-H and is a three-time Ohio state champion in 4-H dog projects ... Chose Pepperdine because "it was the best fit for me academically and athletically. The University's mission fits perfectly with my goals. On my visits I was able to see not only what a beautiful campus Pepperdine has, but also what a wonderful community it has. Coach Radnoti, the current runners and fellow recruits all had an influence on my decision to study and run there."

FAVORITES: Lists her sports hero as fellow Ohio native Jesse Owens ... Favorites include Lolo Jones (athlete), Indianapolis Colts (pro sports team), The Giver (book), 27 Dresses (movie), New Girl (TV show), Switchfoot (musical artist), macaroni and cheese (food) and football (sport other than running) ... Enjoys running because "it is a lifelong habit and it provides for instant connection between strangers. The feeling to escaping worries and problems on a run is great and so is the ability of running to translate across borders, cultures and languages."

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