Katie Engel led the women for the fourth time in six races this season.
Pepperdine will be hosting the event for the first time in school history. Admission is free.
The Waves have a big freshman class with 21 newcomers.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' season-opening race in Brea, Calif.
Photos of the Waves' runners in action in Alumni Park in Malibu at the conference meet.
Photos of the Pepperdine Invitational, held in Alumni Park, taken by Jeff Golden, Stephen Wandzura and Roger Horne.
PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Ran at six meets as a freshman ... Best 8k time was 27:01.4 at the Bronco Invitational.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014: Competed at all nine meets as a freshman ... Was the team's top performer in the 800 meters, and had a best of 1:56.72 at Westmont (2/22) ... Also had a season-best time in the 400 meters of 52.42 at Savannah State (3/1), where he placed fourth out of 21 competitors ... Personal-best time in the 1,500 meters was 4:14.43 (Cal Poly, 3/29).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Brother Rice High School, located in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., in 2013 ... Ran four years of varsity cross country and four years of varsity track ... Earned all-state honors in the indoor 800 meters as a junior and senior ... Was all-county in the 800 as a junior and all-league as a sophomore.
CLUB: Ran for the Motor City Track Club from the ages of 14-18 ... Was an AAU Junior Olympics All-American in the 1,500 meters, 3,000 meters and 4x800.
PERSONAL: Born in Detroit, Mich. ... Son of Tabb and Deanna Wile ... Has five siblings: Anthony, Christian, Ashley, Dominick and Gianni ... Anthony and Ashley ran track at Loyola-Chicago ... Majoring in marketing ... Chose Pepperdine because "I believe Pepperdine is the school that will shape me into the man I want to become."
FAVORITES: Enjoys outdoor activities and watching football and basketball ... Lists his sports hero as Kobe Bryant ... Favorites include Drew Brees (pro athlete), Detroit Lions (pro sports team), The Giver (book), Warrior (movie), Dexter (TV show), Drake (musical artist), pasta (food) and basketball (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the race is completely in your hands."