A pair of seniors led the Waves to their respective finish lines, just as they've done for the majority of the season.
Pepperdine will close out cross country season at the NCAA West Regional, hosted by Stanford, on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Jonathan Rahaeuser led the Waves for the first time this season.
The meet takes place on Cal State Fullerton's campus around its sports complex and grass recreation fields. The men's 8k will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The women finished third among the five WCC schools at the competition, beating out host Santa Clara and Saint Mary's.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Competed in the final six races of the season as a freshman ... Ran a season-best 8k in 29:38.5 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Rosamond (Calif.) High School in 2011 ... Took up cross country and track prior to his senior year and quickly became the team's top runner ... Placed third at the High Desert League finals ... Won the league's two-mile race during track season ... Helped Rosamond to a cross country league championship in 2010 ... Also lettered in baseball and was part of a league co-champion team ... School valedictorian ... Earned a AAA Award for students who display excellence in academics, athletics and attitude.
PERSONAL: Born in Lancaster, Calif. ... Son of David and Martha Bermea ... Has three siblings: Jessica, Marco and Antonio ... His sister Jessica also attends Pepperdine ... Majoring in physics ... Chose Pepperdine because "it is constantly ranked among the top colleges in the nation so I knew it would be an excellent choice. Pepperdine emphasizes those ideals of faith, service and leadership that I want incorporated into my life. I knew I might be able to run for Pepperdine, which also influenced my choice."
FAVORITES: Enjoys listening to music, playing video games, watching TV and playing sports ... Favorites include Kobe Bryant (pro athlete), Los Angeles Lakers (pro team), I Am the Messenger (book), Inception (movie), Fringe (TV show), Linkin Park (musical artist), chili cheese burgers (food) and baseball (sport other than running) ... Describes running as "pure. Pure hard work and determination. Pure pushing through mental walls. You just do it or don't."