A pair of seniors led the Waves to their respective finish lines, just as they've done for the majority of the season.
There are 27 men's teams and 34 women's teams from across the West set to take part.
Pepperdine will close out cross country season at the NCAA West Regional, hosted by Stanford, on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Live streaming of the meet will be available at www.wccsports.com.
The meet takes place on Cal State Fullerton's campus around its sports complex and grass recreation fields. The men's 8k will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Jeff Golden's photos of the season-opening cross country meet in Alumni Park.
Photos taken of Pepperdine's men's and women's XC teams at the annual XC Championships at Crystal Springs.
Photographs by Jeff Golden and Zach Prange
PEPPERDINE 2011: WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors ... Was Pepperdine's top finisher at the first two races of the season as a senior ... Won the Malibu Oceanside Open, a 5k dual against CSU Bakersfield, with a time of 19:12 ... Was also the first Wave to the finish line at the UC Irvine Invitational, where she was 13th in a season-best 5k time of 18:11 ... Was the Waves' #2 runner at the WCC Championships, where she had a season-best 6k time of 22:41 ... Ran in all six races.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors... Competed at five race including both postseason meets as a junior ... Recorded a 6K time of 24:48 at the WCC Championships and a 23:13.36 mark two weeks later at the NCAA West Regional ... Pepperdine's top finisher and second overall at the season-opening Malibu Oceanside Open, completing the 5K jaunt in 19:09.94 ... The Waves' No. 4 runner at the Seattle-based Sundodger Invitational with a season-best 6K of 22:53.04 ... Ripped her best 5K of 18:34 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational in Sunnyvale, Calif.
PEPPERDINE 2009: Competed at six events as a sophomore including the 6K NCAA West Regional Championship, where she was Pepperdine's No. 6 runner with a time of 25:19.07 ... Finished among the top five at the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunner Invitational with a season-best 5K mark of 18:28.30 ... Posted a top-20 finish at the 5K UC Riverside Invitational, placing 16th in 19:00.2 ... Placed fourth at the season opening 5K Malibu Oceanside Open in 19:56.
PEPPERDINE 2008: Saw action at three meets as a freshman: UC Irvine/Asics Invitational (9/6), Pepperdine Invitational (10/4) and Cal State Fullerton Titan Invitational (10/24) ... Clocked best 5K time at Irvine with a 21:00.70 ... Top 6K mark of 23:30.78 was posted at Alumni Park.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Village Christian High School, located in Sun Valley, Calif., in 2008 ... A four-year letterwinner for head coach Fred Largent ... Placed second in the 800-meter run at the Alpha League Championships in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... Career best marks include a 5:32 in the 1,600-meter run and a 2:29 in the 800 ... Three-year CIF prelim competitor ... Two-time recipient of team's Coaches Award ... Member of school's varsity dance team and competed in San Diego, Las Vegas, Florida and Hollywood's Kodak Theater ... Named to Silver Honor Roll in her junior year.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Anne Lawrence ... Has a younger brother, Alex ... Majoring in psychology ... Was a foreign exchange student in Tasmania, Australia during the first semester of her senior year of high school ... Lists her most thrilling sports moment as the time she ran her best time of the season in the 800m with only one shoe on ... Chose to attend Pepperdine for "its mission of high academic standards as well as high morals."
FAVORITES: Favorite hobbies include traveling, dancing and reading ... Loves cross country because "how well a person does is not based upon the referees or the ability of the coach to form plays, but about how hard a person is willing to work in order to succeed" ... Favorite pro athlete is Lance Armstrong because "even though he battled cancer, he didn't allow that to stop him from excelling in the things he loved to do" ... Favorite book is The Great Gatsby... Favorite movie is Hot Rod ... Favorite TV channel is the Food Network ... Favorite musical artist is Relient K ... Favorite food is grapefruit and favorite ice cream flavor is biscotti espresso.