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Ellie Smith
Ellie  Smith


Annapolis, Md.

High School:
Broadneck HS




Cross Country Racks Up WCC All-Academic Honors

Eighteen student-athletes received recognition this season.


Waves Run Well at UCR's Highlander Invitational

This was the final meet before the WCC Championships (Oct. 31).


Eight Cross Country Runners Earn WCC All-Academic Status

Lisa Santroch and Ben Fox claimed spots on the first team.


Engel, Maeda Lead Way Again at WCC Championships

Pepperdine next runs at the NCAA West Regional in two weeks.


Cross Country Competes at Highlander Invitational

The next meet for the Waves is the WCC Championships.


2015 WCC Cross Country Championships

Photos by Kyle Terada of the WCC and by Steve Froebe of the Waves at the Plantes Ferry Sports Stadium in Spokane, Wash.


Cross Country at Mark Covert Classic (8/30/2014)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' season-opening race in Brea, Calif.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Named WCC All-Academic honorable mention as a sophomore ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors in 2013-14 and "bronze" in 2014-15 ... Named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete as a freshman and sophomore.

PEPPERDINE XC 2014: Ran at four meets as a sophomore ... Was Pepperdine's #3 runner at the WCC Preview Meet ... Had a season-best 6k of 23:17.2 at the WCC Championships and a 5k of 19:39.3 at the Highlander Invitational ... Was the Waves' #5 runner at the WCC Championships.

PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Participated in three meets as a freshman ... Was the Waves' top finisher in the Santa Clara Bronco Open (23:19.8) ... Ran the 5k her other two races (best of 19:08.0 at the Titan Invitational).

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014: Did not run at any track meets as a freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Broadneck High School, located in Annapolis, Md., in 2013 ... Ran four years of varsity cross country and four years of varsity track ... Named Runner of the Year in Anne Arundel County ... Was the county champion in the mile in outdoor track ... Earned team MVP honors in both sports all four years ... Helped Broadneck cross country win county and regional championships in 2012.

PERSONAL: Born in Annapolis, Md. ... Daughter of Tom and Dana Smith ... Both parents ran cross country and track at West Virginia ... Has one sibling, Sam ... Majoring in political science ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the people attending the school, the team, Coach Radnoti and the location."

FAVORITES: Enjoys going to the gym, swimming and reading ... Lists her sports hero as Tim Tebow ... Favorites include Venus Williams (pro athlete), Baltimore Ravens (pro sports team), The Great Gatsby (book), Forrest Gump (movie), House of Cards (TV show), Fleetwood Mac (musical artist), pasta (food) and swimming (sport other than running) ... Favorite things about running are "the feeling after finishing a race and the feeling of being part of a team."

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