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Katie Engel
Katie  Engel


Honeoye Falls, N.Y.

High School:
Honeoye Falls-Lima HS




Cross Country Season Concludes at NCAA West Regional

Katie Engel led the Waves in 18 of her 25 races during her four-year career.


Engel Leads Cross Country at WCC Championships

Pepperdine will next run at the NCAA West Regional on November 13.


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).


Cross Country Teams Run Well in Sacramento

Pepperdine's final meet before the WCC Championships is October 17 in Riverside.


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 Home Meet (9/1/2015)

Jeff Golden and Ron Hall's photos of the cross country meet vs. CSUN and CSU Bakersfield in Alumni Park.


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

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


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

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


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.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Named WCC All-Academic honorable mention as a sophomore and junior ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors and was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete in 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15.

PEPPERDINE XC 2014: Was Pepperdine's top runner again as a junior ... Ran at all six meets and was the Waves' top finisher at five of them ... Had a season-best 6k time of 21:21.0 at the WCC Championships and finished 30th overall ... Best 5k time was 18:45.5 at the Mark Covert Classic, where she was 12th overall.

PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Had another strong year as a sophomore, leading the Waves to the finish line in four of her six races, including the NCAA West Regional (21:22) ... Took eighth place overall at the 5k Mark Covert Classic (18:33.1) ... Best 6k time was 21:18.6 at the Bronco Invitational ... Finished no worse than third among the Waves in any of the meets.

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 2015: Ran at all seven meets as a junior ... Had the team's best times in the mile (5:15.35 at Westmont on 2/21), the 3,000 meters (10:33.03 at Westmont on 2/21) and the 5,000 meters (17:31.11 at the Beach Invitational on 4/18) ... Won the 5,000 meters at the Cunningham Track Classic (3/7) and placed third out of 48 runners at Pomona-Pitzer (4/4) ... Her times in the mile and 5,000 moved her to #2 on the school's all-time top five in both events.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014: Competed at five meets as a sophomore ... Ran the 5,000 meters three times, with a best of 18:09.99 (Cal/Nevada Collegiate Championship, 4/4) ... Also ran the 1,500 once (4:58.56, Beach Invitational, 4/19) ... Was part of the school-record 4x800-meter relay team that ran 9:48.41 and won its race at Savannah State (3/1).

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 ... Majoring in English (writing and rhetoric) with a minor in applied mathematics ... During summer 2014, volunteered at the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Rochester, N.Y., while also helping at urban microfarms and community gardens and participating in non-violence clubs for high school students ... 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 Lauren Fleshman (pro athlete), New York Yankees (pro sports team), The Secret Life of Bees (book), The Prestige (movie), New Girl (TV show), Ben Howard (musical artist), Nutella (food) and baseball (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the sense of camaraderie."

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