Pepperdine will be hosting the event for the first time in school history. Admission is free.
The Waves will host the WCC Championships next Saturday in Alumni Park.
Eighteen Pepperdine runners made their debut on Saturday.
The Waves have a big freshman class with 21 newcomers.
Photos of the Waves' runners in action in Alumni Park in Malibu at the conference meet.
PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Ran at five meets as a freshman ... Was the Waves' top runner at the Titan Invitational ... Was sixth on the team at both the WCC Championships and NCAA West Regional ... Best 6k time was 22:32 at the NCAA West Regional and best 5k was 18:37.7 at the Titan Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Jesuit High School, located in Portland, Ore., in 2013 ... Ran four years of varsity cross country and four years of varsity track ... Was all-state 6A third team in cross country as a junior ... Earned All-Metro League honors in cross country as a senior and junior ... Made the All-Metro League in track as a freshman and junior ... Ranks in the school's top 10 in the 400 and 800 meters ... School won 6A state championships in cross country (2009 and 2010) and track (2011 and 2012) ... Was an academic all-state selection and was on the honor roll.
PERSONAL: Born in Portland, Ore. ... Daughter of Todd and April Sheaffer ... Has three siblings: Allison, William and Gabriel ... Chose Pepperdine because of the "beautiful location, superb academics, outstanding athletics, the University's commitment to Christian values and a personal sense of belonging every time I set foot on campus."
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing tennis and soccer, mock trials, traveling, camping and backpacking ... Favorites include Andrew Wheating (pro athlete), Portland Timbers (pro sports team), The Great Gatsby and Unbroken (books), Remember the Titans and Step Brothers (movies), The Office, Parenthood and Gossip Girl (TV shows), The Band Perry and Imagine Dragons (musical artists), pasta (food) and tennis and soccer (sports other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "I love the culture associated with running, centered around a team all working toward a common objective or goal. I love that if you are willing to put in the time and the hours when no else may be watching, that you will always come out the other side as a stronger athlete than you were before."