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 ... Ran the 6k twice (best of 27:13.31 at the Pepperdine Invitational) and the 5k twice (best of 22:54.8 at the Titan Invitational).
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014: Competed at seven meets as a freshman ... Ran the 400 and 800 meters multiple times and the 200 once ... Best times were 27.76 in the 200 (Westmont, 2/22), 1:01.93 in the 400 (Westmont, 2/22) and 2:26.72 in the 800 (Pomona-Pitzer, 4/12) ... Was part of the fastest 4x100-meter relay team of the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from South Grand Prairie (Texas) High School in 2013 ... Ran four years of varsity cross country and four years of varsity track ... Was a state qualifier as a junior and freshman ... Part of a 4x400 team that took fifth place at the 2012 UIL Texas 5A meet ... Made the honor roll.
PERSONAL: Born in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Daughter of Vonda and Stacey Spencer ... Has two siblings, Taylor and Sy ... Chose Pepperdine because of "its great study-abroad program, beautiful location, friendly and close environment and its friendly and welcoming cross country team."
FAVORITES: Enjoys going to the movies ... Lists her sports hero as Usain Bolt ... Favorites include McKayla Maroney (pro athlete), USA gymnastics (team), the Twilight saga (books), Avatar (movie), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (TV show), Ciara (musical artist), egg rolls (food) and gymnastics (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "improving my times."