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Jesse Aston
Jesse Aston

Hometown:
Martinez, Calif.

High School:
Alhambra HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Experience:
4V

07/22/2014

77 Waves Earn WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll Status

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

07/07/2014

2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

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

11/15/2013

Cross Country Season Ends at NCAA West Regional

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

11/07/2013

Aston Leads Cross Country's WCC All-Academic Award Winners

Nine of a possible 11 runners earned WCC All-Academic status.

11/02/2013

Waves Host Successful WCC Cross Country Championships

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

11/02/2013

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

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

09/14/2013

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.

10/27/2012

WCC XC Championships (10/27/2012)

West Coast Conference-provided photos from the 2012 WCC Championships in Portland.

09/07/2011

Cross Country Malibu Oceanside Open (9/1/2011)

Jeff Golden's photos of the season-opening cross country meet in Alumni Park.

11/11/2010

Cross Country at the West Coast Conference Championships (Kyle Terada Photography)

Photos taken of Pepperdine's men's and women's XC teams at the annual XC Championships at Crystal Springs.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Named to the WCC All-Academic first team as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Made the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" list as a freshman, sophomore and junior and "silver" list as a senior ... Pepperdine's Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2012-13 ... A Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete all four years.

PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Ran at five meets as a senior ... Was Pepperdine's top finisher at the NCAA West Regional (34:06) ... Also finished second among the Waves at the WCC Championships (27:04) ... Best 8k time was 26:21.6 at the Bronco Invitational.

PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Competed at six of the seven meets as a junior ... Finished as the team's #3 runner five times but jumped to #2 at the WCC Championships ... Best 8k time was 26:32.84 at the WCC Championships.

PEPPERDINE XC 2011: Competed at all seven races as a sophomore ... Was Pepperdine's #2 runner on three occasions, including the WCC Championships ... Had a season-best 8k time of 26:56 at the Stanford Invitational.

PEPPERDINE XC 2010: Competed at six races as a freshman including the WCC Championships where he posted a season-best 8K time of 27:48 ... Was Pepperdine's third-fastest runner on the conference course and placed 45th overall.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Ran at three meets as a junior ... Ran the 800 meters twice (best of 2:04.93 at North Florida on 3/1), the 1,500 meters (4:21.29 at North Florida on 3/2) and the mile (4:42.08 at Westmont on 2/16).

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2012: Competed at six meets as a sophomore ... Ran the 1,500 meters six times, with a best of 4:09.96 at San Francisco State (4/6) ... Ran the 800 meters at UC Irvine (3/24).

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2011: Did not compete as a freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Alhambra (Calif.) High School in 2010 ... Was the class Valedictorian ... A four-year varsity letterwinner in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m for head coach Tim Bruder ... Career bests include a 2:05 (800m), 4:31 (1600m), 10:00 (3200m) and 15:38 (3-mile) ... Team captain ... 2009 state qualifier and placed fifth at the NCS Division III cross country meet ... Named to the Diablo Foothill Athletic League first team (XC) and advanced to sectionals in the 1600m and 3200m as a senior ... Made the league's cross country second team and qualified for his first track sectional meet in 2008 ... Won the DFAL's 1600m title and placed second in the 3200m as a sophomore, and later received Coaches' Award ... Collected team's Rookie of the Year and Most Improved awards following his freshman year ... Also lettered in mock trial and won the 2009 Best in County award for pretrial attorney ... 2008 mock trial state qualifier ... CIF seal bearer and recipient of the AAUW Certificate of Merit.

PERSONAL: Born in Walnut Creek, Calif. ... Son of Robert and Laurie ... Father, Robert, played football at Stanford ... Brother to Ryan, Rachel and Kathleen ... Double-major in English literature and mathematics ... During summer 2013, ran a half-marathon in Anaheim, Calif. ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because he feels strongly about the university's mission and is ecstatic to incorporate his faith and college experience.

FAVORITES: Hobbies include reading, writing poetry, listening to music and playing guitar ... Favorites include the Oakland Athletics (pro sports team), Long Day's Journey Into Night (book), The Great Gatsby (movie), House (TV show), Ben Howard (musical artist), milkshakes (food) and swimming (sport other than running).

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