A pair of seniors led the Waves to their respective finish lines, just as they've done for the majority of the season.
Lauren Lodge, a senior who was the Waves' top finisher at last weekend's WCC Championships, is the first Pepperdine woman to earn three-time first team all-academic honors.
Pepperdine cross country coach Robert Radnoti will update fans and supporters here with what's happening to his teams during the 2011 season.
Jeff Golden's photos of the season-opening cross country meet in Alumni Park.
PEPPERDINE 2011: WCC All-Academic honorable mention ... WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Competed in all six races as a senior ... Had a season-best 5k time of 19:24 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational and a 6k of 24:06 at the Stanford Invitational.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors ... Did not compete as a junior.
PEPPERDINE 2009: Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors ... Did not compete as a sophomore.
RICHLAND COLLEGE: Spent the 2008-09 school year at Richland College in Dallas, Texas ... Played at midfield and forward for the Richland women's soccer team as a 2008 freshman ... Team captain and an all-conference team selection.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2008 from Plano (Texas) West Senior High School ... Lettered in soccer ... Helped lead team to the Texas 5-A State Championship in 2007 ... Served as the head captain for the soccer team in 2008. CLUB: Played club soccer for Texans, Solar and FC Dallas '90.
PERSONAL: Born and raised in Dallas ... Daughter of Ike and Jamlyne Morton ... Sister to Meridith ... Majoring in business administration ... During summer 2011, went to Argentina to film a documentary about microfinance, and also spent six weeks counseling kids at a Christian summer camp in East Texas ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because, "I wanted to surround myself with people who are in pursuit of bettering themselves and the world around them."
FAVORITES: Hobbies include longboarding, rollerblading, soccer, surfing and kayaking ... Dirk Nowitzki(pro athlete) ... Dallas Mavericks (pro team) ... Banker to the Poor and The Jungle (books) ... Harriet the Spy (movie) ... Hillsong (musical artist) ... almond butter and jelly (food) ... soccer (sport besides running).