Lauren Lodge
Lauren  Lodge

Hopkinton, Mass.

High School:
Hopkinton HS





Pepperdine Athletics 2011-12 Year in Review

Eighteen student-athletes earned All-American honors and 51 were all-conference.


Sixty-Three Waves Make WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

The nine WCC schools put a total of 1,093 student-athletes on the list from the 13 sports that the conference sponsors, which is another new conference record.


Three Pepperdine Runners In Action at Mt. Sac, Cal State L.A.

The next event on Pepperdine's schedule is the Occidental Invitational on Saturday, May 5.


Track Runs Well at Pomona-Pitzer Invitational

With finals and graduation coming up, only a few select runners will continue competing with an eye on NCAA qualifying times.


Three School Records Fall at San Francisco State Distance Carnival

The school records set today increases the number set by Pepperdine this season to nine overall.


Track at Northridge Invitational (3/17/2012)

From a rainy day in Northridge, photos by Jeff Golden and Stephen Wandzura of the Waves in action.

PEPPERDINE 2012: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Set three school records as a senior, breaking her own marks in the 1,500 and 5,000 and adding a new one in the 3,000 meters ... Ran at seven events, breaking school records in each of her first six races ... Broke her own the 1,500 record both times she ran it, including a 4:34.32 at Pomona-Pitzer (4/14) that placed her fifth out of 108 competitors ... Won the 3,000 and set school records both times she ran it, beating 33 others at UC Irvine (3/24) in 9:52.35 and eight others at Westmont (2/18) in 9:52.98 ... Won the 5,000 meters at San Francisco State in 16:54.24, placing first of 58 ... Finished second out of 40 in the 5,000 at North Florida (3/2) in 16:58.41.

PEPPERDINE 2011: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Reset a portion of the Waves record book in the distance events as a junior, establishing new varsity marks in the 1500m, 3000m steeplechase and 5K ... Eclipsed Chelsea Wishard's old record in the 1500m by almost eight seconds with a time of 4:31.83 posted at the Occidental Invitational ... Lowered her own school record in the steeplechase by nearly 10 seconds with a mark of 10:45.53 posted at the UC Irvine/Steve Scott Invitational ... Beat Brieanna Carroll's old 5K varsity record by 45 seconds with a mark of 14:14.90 at the North Florida Invitational ... Missed breaking Wishard's program record (10:04.01) in the 3K, posting a season-best mark of 10:05.12.

PEPPERDINE 2010: Did not compete in track as a sophomore.

PEPPERDINE 2009: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... As a freshman, set a school record time of 4:39.68 in the 1,500-meter run at the Cal/Nevada Championships (3/29) ... Recorded the team's four fastest times in this event, which included a victory at the South Florida Open (3/6) and a runner-up showing at the UC Santa Barbara Gaucho Roundup (2/21) ... Set the varsity record in the 3K at the Cal State Northridge Relays (3/14) with a winning mark of 10:05.44 ... Established the school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in her first and only appearance in this event, winning the title at the Pomona Pitzer Invitational in 10:54.93 ... At the West Coast Track Challenge, ran anchor for the winning distance medley relay team that posted a varsity record time of 12:49.93 ... Placed second with her 4x400-meter relay team at the South Florida Open ... Posted the team's fastest time in the 800 with a first-place time of 2:21.83 at the West Coast Track Challenge (2/28).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Hopkinton (Mass.) High School in 2008 ... A four-year varsity letterwinner and cross country for head coaches Mike Scanlon and Brian Hall ... Earned three varsity letters for track and field ... Left school as its record holder in 10 separate events, including the mile, two mile, 2,000-meter steeplechase and the distance medley relay ... Career best marks include an 8:01 in the 2K steeplechase, an 11:20 in the two-mile run and a 19:58 in the 5K ... Helped lead school to four consecutive cross country Tri-Valley League championships from 2004 to 2007 ... Member of the Hopkinton track and field team's that won a pair of indoor league titles in 2007 and 2008 and outdoor crowns in 2006 and 2007 ... Named a Tri-Valley League All-Star in either cross country, track and field, or both all four years of high school competition ... Voted league MVP and MetroWest All-Star for indoor track during her sophomore year ... 2008 indoor and outdoor track and field MVP ... Received cross country team's Coach's Award following her senior season ... Played french horn in the high school band.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Tom and Terri Lodge ... Has three sisters, Melissa, Kellie and Allison, and one brother, Jonathan ... Majoring in pre-accounting ... Made two mission trips to New Orleans to help with rebuilding projects ... Chose Pepperdine because "I like its beautiful location, small class sizes and Christian aspect."

FAVORITES: Favorite hobbies include hanging out with friends from school, church and the cross country team ... Loves cross country because "it is such an individual sport and how by training for it you improve yourself both physically and mentally" ... Favorite pro athlete is Rafael Nadal ... Favorite pro team is the Boston Red Sox ... Favorite TV shows are Grey's Anatomy and Friday Night Lights ... Favorite musical artist is Rascal Flatts ... Favorite food is a peanut and butter and jelly sandwich ... Favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate.

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