Portland is the host in 2012, while the Waves will host the meet in 2013.
The women's team had a different top five than usual.
The Waves were again led by senior Jonathan Rahaeuser in the men's 8K and freshman Katie Engel in the women's 6K.
The Waves broke in a big group of new student-athletes, as 10 of the 11 women's runners were freshmen.
Both the men's and women's teams had large graduating classes depart the program.
PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Appeared in five races as a freshman ... Was Pepperdine's #3 finisher at the Mark Covert Classic and UC Riverside Invitational ... Best 5k was 20:29.8 at the Mark Covert Classic and best 6k was 23:52.5 at the UC Riverside Invitational.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Competed at seven of eight track meets as a freshman ... Was Pepperdine's only competitor to take on the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... Ran it four times, with a best of 12:24.05 at San Francisco State (3/29) ... Also ran the 400-meter hurdles three times, with a best of 70.69 at Pomona-Pitzer (4/13) and the 3,000 meters once (an 11:36.71 at Cal State L.A. on 4/6) ... Ended the season ranked #2 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and #5 in the 400-meter hurdles on Pepperdine's all-time top five lists.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Toms River (N.J.) High School East in 2012 ... Ran four years of cross country and track ... A team captain as a junior and senior and a team MVP as a junior and sophomore ... Was all-county as a freshman ... Earned an academic achievement award.
PERSONAL: Born in Toms River, N.J. ... Daughter of Brian and Marcia Smyth ... Has three siblings, Kyle, Dan and Jack ... Majoring in biology/pre-med.
FAVORITES: Enjoys swimming, reading and cooking ... Favorites include Allyson Felix (athlete), Dallas Cowboys (pro team), My Sister's Keeper (book), Grey's Anatomy (TV show), Pasadena (musical artist), pizza (food) and swimming (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "that it's not simply about competing, it also allows me to release stress, go on long runs to sort out my thoughts and keep in shape."