Meri-Claire Montgomery
Meri-Claire  Montgomery

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Littleton, Colo.

High School:
Dakota Ridge HS

Height:
5-10

Event:
Mid-Distance

Experience:
2V


07/19/2016

114 Waves Make WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

Student-athletes were recognized for achieving a 3.0 grade-point average or better.

02/13/2016

Waves Wrap Up Indoor Meet at Northern Arizona

Pepperdine's outdoor track season begins next Saturday at Westmont.

07/22/2014

77 Waves Earn WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll Status

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

03/29/2016

Track at UCI Spring Break Invitational (3/19/2016)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves in action on the second day of competition at UC Irvine.

03/04/2016

Track at Westmont (2/20/2016)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' first outdoor meet of the season against Westmont and UC Santa Barbara.

04/17/2015

Track at Ben Brown Invitational (3/14/2015)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves at Cal State Fullerton's track meet.

04/17/2015

Track at Westmont (2/21/2015)

Jeff Golden's photo of the Waves at the season-opening meet against Westmont and UC Santa Barbara.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: WCC All-Academic honorable mention as a junior ... WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors in 2013-14 and "bronze" in 2015-16 ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

PEPPERDINE OUTDOOR TRACK 2016 (JR): Competed at four meets ... Ran the 800 (best of 2:37.66 at the Ben Brown Invitational on 3/12) and the 1,500 (best of 5:28.91 at Riverside CC on 3/5).

PEPPERDINE INDOOR TRACK 2016 (JR): Took part in both indoor meets during the program's inaugural season ... Competed in the 800 meters twice (best of 2:41.48 at Northern Arizona on 2/13) and the 600 once.

PEPPERDINE OUTDOOR TRACK 2015 (SO): Ran at the first six meets of the season ... Saw her most action in the 800 meters with a best of 2:34.18 at the Cunningham Track Classic (3/7) ... Also ran the 400 meters three times with a 66.69 at Cal Poly (3/28) and the 1,500 once with a 5:25.15 at UC Irvine (3/21).

PEPPERDINE OUTDOOR TRACK 2014 (FR): Did not compete at any track meets her first season.

PEPPERDINE XC 2015 (JR): Competed at three meets ... Best 5k was 20:45.58 at the Highlander Invitational.

PEPPERDINE XC 2014 (SO): Did not run cross country this season.

PEPPERDINE XC 2013 (FR): Ran at four meets ... Ran the 6k twice (season-best 26:16.6 at the Santa Clara Bronco Open race) and the 5k twice (season-best 20:58.7 at the Titan Invitational).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Dakota Ridge High School, located in Littleton, Colo., in 2013 ... Ran four years of varsity track and one year of varsity cross country ... Earned all-conference honors in the 4x800 relay as a junior and senior ... Was a team captain in both sports ... Qualified for the state meet in cross country as a senior ... Also played junior varsity basketball ... Was on the honor roll all four years, was a National Honor Society member and was the senior class president.

PERSONAL: Born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Daughter of Judy and Lee Montgomery ... Has one brother, Bo ... Majoring in international business ... Chose Pepperdine because "it has been my dream school since the eighth grade. I love the quality of education, its location and size."

FAVORITES: Enjoys reading, traveling, Pinterest, shopping and trying new foods ... Favorites include Kevin Durant (pro athlete), the Oklahoma City Thunder (pro sports team), Game of Thrones and A Thousand Splendid Suns (books), The Count of Monte Cristo (movie), Doctor Who, Top Gear and Psych (TV shows), Mumford & Sons, Lumineers and Imagine Dragons (musical artists), sushi (food) and basketball, rugby and football (sports other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "I love challenging myself to improve athletically, and I love being with great runners who inspire me."

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