Waves Through First Day of North Florida Invitational

Stasia Demick

March 1, 2013


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –Following several days of volunteer work as part of Project Serve, the Pepperdine track teams began the second part of their trip at the North Florida Spring Break Invitational on Friday.

The Waves competed in six events during Friday’s first day of competition at Hodges Stadium. More of the team will be in action on Saturday.

The top finisher for the Waves in each event were: freshman Syrii Daniel (Yucaipa, Calif./Yucaipa HS) in the women’s 400 meters, freshman Stasia Demick (Seattle, Wash./Holy Names Academy) in the women’s 800 meters, freshman Kelly Smyth (Toms River, N.J./Toms River HS East) in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, freshman Katie Engel (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima HS) in the women’s 5,000 meters, junior Jesse Aston (Martinez, Calif./Alhambra HS) in the men’s 800 meters and senior Jonathan Rahaeuser (Irvine, Calif./Calvary Chapel HS) in the men’s 5,000 meters.

Rahaeuser finished second among 22 runners in the men’s 5,000 meters in a time of 14:53.90, about seven seconds off the Pepperdine record.

Earlier in the week, the Waves made their annual trek to the Hope Children’s Home in Tampa, Fla., where they helped out as part of Project Serve.



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