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Elle Lemco
Elle Lemco


San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Prospect HS




77 Waves Earn WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll Status

More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.


2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.


Cross Country Season Ends at NCAA West Regional

Katie Engel led the women for the fourth time in six races this season.


Waves Host Successful WCC Cross Country Championships

Adrianna Davies and Nick Blanchard are the Waves' top runners.


Waves to Host WCC Cross Country Championships on Saturday

Pepperdine will be hosting the event for the first time in school history. Admission is free.


Cross Country Hosts WCC Championships (11/2/2013)

Photos of the Waves' runners in action in Alumni Park in Malibu at the conference meet.


Cross Country Pepperdine Invitational (9/14/2013)

Photos of the Pepperdine Invitational, held in Alumni Park, taken by Jeff Golden, Stephen Wandzura and Roger Horne.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors as a freshman ... Named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete as a freshman.

PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Had a strong freshman season and ran in six meets ... Took second on the team on three occasions and was in the top five all six times ... Was second on the team and 14th overall at the Pepperdine Invitational ... Was fourth on the team and 18th overall at the Mark Covert Classic ... Had a season-best 6k time of 21:55.7 at the Bronco Invitational.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014: Ran at all nine meets as a freshman ... Had the team's top times in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters ... Won the 5,000-meter competition at Savannah State (3/1) and was second in the 3,000 at Riverside CC (3/8) ... Best times were 4:47.41 in the 1,500 (Beach Invitational, 4/19), 10:35.76 in the 3,000 (Westmont, 2/22), 17:54.52 in the 5,000 (UC Irvine, 3/21) and 38:19.19 in the 10,000 (Cal/Nevada Collegiate Championships, 4/4) ... On Pepperdine's all-time top-five lists, moved into the #3 spot in the 5,000 meters and #4 in the 10,000.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Prospect High School, located in Saratoga, Calif., in 2013 ... Ran four years of varsity track and three years of varsity cross country ... Was a two-time Blossom Valley Athletic League selection in both sports ... Earned team MVP and was a team captain in both sports ... Qualified for the cross country state meet as a senior ... Her cross country team won the league title in 2012 ... A National Merit Scholar, a member of the National Honor Society and a scholar-athlete.

CLUB: Ran with the West Valley Joggers and Striders.

PERSONAL: Born in Marietta, Ga. ... Daughter of Julie and Gary Lemco ... Her father played basketball at SUNY Binghamton ... Majoring in accounting with a minor in French ... Has written a children's book and made a short film ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because "when I started to realize how much Pepperdine could offer me in terms of my major, competitive running, climate, internship and study-abroad opportunities and the ability to study as a Regents' Scholar, I knew it was my dream school."

FAVORITES: Enjoys volunteer work involving the environment, tutoring younger students, listening to music, playing percussion, singing, theatre, road/trail biking, photography, cooking/baking and reading ... Lists her sports hero as Michael Jordan ... Favorites include Maria Sharapova (pro athlete), Jane Eyre (book), The Devil Wears Prada (movie), The Simpsons (TV show), Coldplay and Maroon 5 (musical artists), roasted vegetables and sweet potatoes (food) and volleyball and tennis (sports other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the fact that hard work in practice coupled with a mental plan in competition basically translates to automatic success."

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