In his final race, Jonathan Rahaeuser led the Pepperdine men again.
Three men and three women will represent Pepperdine in Seattle.
Jonathan Rahaeuser and Hayley Lytle led the Waves.
Portland is the host in 2012, while the Waves will host the meet in 2013.
The women's 5K is at 4:45 p.m. and the men's 8K is at 5:15 p.m.
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.
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.
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."