Sarah Attar
Sarah  Attar

Escondido, Calif.

High School:
Escondido HS





Attar to Run at Olympics for Second Time

Sarah Attar made history competing in the 800 meters at the 2012 London Games for Saudi Arabia.


77 Waves Earn WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll Status

More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.


2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.


Track 2014 Season Preview

The season begins Saturday at Westmont.


Dozens of Student-Athletes Make WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

59 of Pepperdine's student-athletes that compete in the WCC had at least a 3.0 GPA.


Sarah Attar: 2012 Olympian

Photos from Pepperdine student-athlete Sarah Attar's historic appearance in the women's 800m run at the London Olympics.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: WCC All-Academic honorable mention as a sophomore, junior and senior ... WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors all four years ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete all four years.

OLYMPICS: Became one of the first two female athletes ever to represent Saudi Arabia at the Olympics at the 2012 London Games ... Ran the 800 meters ... The first Pepperdine product to compete in track and field at the Olympics since 1972.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014: Did not compete at any events as a senior.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Competed only once as a 2013 junior ... Ran the 3,000 meters at Northridge (3/16) in 11:27.30.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2012: Ran in two meets as a sophomore ... Ran the 1,500 meters at the Cal State Fullerton Ben Brown meet (3/10) in 5:30.51 and the 3,000 meters at the UC Irvine meet (3/24) in 11:37.41.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2011: Competed three times for Pepperdine in the 1500m run as a freshman and posted a season best of 5:35.16 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational.

PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Competed in three meets as a senior ... Ran 5ks twice (best was 19:13.3 at the Titan Invitational) and a 6k once.

PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Ran in four meets as a junior ... Was the team's #3 runner at the Stanford Invitational and was #4 on the other three occasions ... Best 5k was 19:42.05 at the Northridge Collegiate Invitational and best 6k was 24:05.7 at the UC Riverside Invitational.

PEPPERDINE XC 2011: Competed at the first five races of the season as a sophomore ... Had a season-best 5k of 20:26 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational and a 6k of 25:02 at the WCC Championships.

PEPPERDINE XC 2010: As a freshman, competed at the last two regular season meets at Santa Clara and Cal State Fullerton ... Finished the course at Fullerton with a season-best 5K mark of 20:16.4 to finish fourth among all Pepperdine runners ... Completed the Santa Clara course in 20:32.4.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Escondido (Calif.) High School in 2010 ... Was a two-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Jerid Meek in the 1600m and 3200m ... Career best marks include a 5:50 in the 1600m, 12:20 in the 3200m and 2:40 in the 800m ... National Honors Society and California Scholarship Federation member ... Received school's Cougar Award of Excellence in English and Science ... Two-year San Diego All-Academic League honoree ... Earned the Rex Hamilton Memorial Art Scholarship.

PERSONAL: Born and raised in Escondido, Calif. ... Majoring in art with a minor in multimedia design and art history ... Placed first in her age group at the 2012 Big Sur International Marathon ... Ran the 2013 Boston Marathon ... Two weeks later, ran the 2013 Big Sur International Marathon and placed third in her age group ... Chose to attend Pepperdine for its beautiful campus, amazing environment and sense of community.

FAVORITES: Hobbies include art, yoga, hiking, stargazing and exploring ... Favorites include Kara Goucher (pro athlete), The Alchemist, Into the Wild and The Little Prince (books), 500 Days of Summer and Into the Wild (movies), CSI: NY, Phineas and Ferb and Man vs. Food (TV shows), Death Cab for Cutie, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes (musical artists), oatmeal, bananas and peanut butter, green smoothies and dark chocolate (food) and volleyball and ultimate frisbee (sports besides running).

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