Adrianna Davies and Nick Blanchard are the Waves' top runners.
Pepperdine will be hosting the event for the first time in school history. Admission is free.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' season-opening race in Brea, Calif.
Photos of the Waves' runners in action in Alumni Park in Malibu at the conference meet.
Photos of the Pepperdine Invitational, held in Alumni Park, taken by Jeff Golden, Stephen Wandzura and Roger Horne.
PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Ran in four meets as a freshman ... Had a season-best third-place finish among the Waves' runners at the WCC Championships (hosted by Pepperdine) ... Best 8k time was 27:15.44 at the Pepperdine Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Honeoye Falls (N.Y.)-Lima High School in 2013 ... Ran three years of varsity cross country and two years of varsity track ... Team won league and section championships in 2011 and placed second at the state meet ... Also lettered in Nordic skiing ... Was an AP Scholar with honors.
PERSONAL: Born in Houston, Texas ... Son of David and Cecilia Lawlor ... Has one sister, Marie ... A cousin, William, also attended Pepperdine ... Majoring in public relations and English writing/rhetoric ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the friendly atmosphere, top-notch academics, lovely Malibu, a fun team and the rigorous classes."
FAVORITES: Enjoys reading, listening to music, eating ice cream, playing the violin and scuba diving ... Lists his sports hero as Jackie Robinson ... Favorites include Tim Duncan (pro athlete), the San Antonio Spurs (pro sports team), The Wise Man's Fear (book), Snowpiercer (movie), Community (TV show) and Childish Gambino (musical artist) ... Favorite thing about running is "the competitive nature of it."