Photos taken of Pepperdine's men's and women's XC teams at the annual XC Championships at Crystal Springs.
Photographs by Jeff Golden and Zach Prange
2010/SENIOR: Team Captain ... Competed at six competitions, leading Pepperdine to the finish line at five of them including the WCC Championships ... Finished the 8K conference course at Crystal Springs with a 41st-place time of 27:28 ... Season best 8K of 25:51.19 was recorded at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle, Wash. ... Won the season-opening 5K Malibu Oceanside Open in 16:16.86.
2009/JUNIOR: Team Co-Captain with Conrad Wozniak ... Competed at seven invitationals, including the WCC (10/31) and NCAA West Regional Championships (11/14) where he was the Waves' No. 2 finisher each time ... Completed the WCC's Crystal Springs 8K course in 26:29 and the NCAA's 10K trek at the Springfield (Ore.) Country Club in 34:08.19 ... Led Pepperdine to the finish line at the 8K UC Riverside Invitational (9/19) with a time of 25:53.1 ... Placed among the top five at the 8K CSU Bakersfield Roadrunner Invitational (9/26), completing the race in 25:26.30, and at the 5K Malibu Oceanside Open (9/1), finishing in 16:40.
2008/SOPHOMORE: Finished 22nd overall and was Pepperdine's top runner at the West Coast Conference Championships (11/1) with an 8K time of 27:13 ... Completed the NCAA West Regional 10K course at Stanford with the Waves' second best time of 32:55.02 ...Led Waves to finish line (and was third overall) at the Malibu Oceanside Open (8/30), finishing the 3-mile course in 16 minutes ... Pepperdine's No. 2 finisher at four meets: UC Irvine/Asics Invitational (9/6), Big Wave Invitational (9/20), Stanford Invitational (9/27) and Pepperdine Invitational (10/4) ... Recorded a top-15 time of 16:04.59 at the 5K Big Wave Invitational ... Finished just outside the top 20 (21st) with an 8K mark of 26:23.45 at the Pepperdine Invitational.
2007/FRESHMAN: Was one of Pepperdine's top cross country runners in the fall as a freshman ... Led all Wave runners at the Pepperdine Invitational (41st, 26:33.76) ... Finished 43rd at the WCC Championships (27:48) and 167th at the NCAA West Regional (35:31.70) ... Ran in seven of eight meets.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Canyon (Texas) High School in 2007 ... Ran four years of varsity track and cross country ... Placed third in the 1600 meters (4:27) and the 3200 meters (9:42) at the Texas state 3A meet his senior year ... Named to the all-state 3A cross country team his senior and sophomore years ... Earned Athlete of the Month honors for the Panhandle Region of Texas ... Selected team captain all four years of high school ... The cross country team placed third in the state from 2004-06 ... Served as freshman and sophomore class president ... Voted school president his junior and senior year ... Member of National Honor Society and National Honor Roll.
CLUB: Ran for Canyon Track Club in 2003, 2005 and 2006.
PERSONAL: Given name is Seth Monroe Allison ... Born in Amarillo, Texas ... Son of Randy and Sandy Allison ... Brother of Zain, Sann, Mesa, Treet and Ayse ... Majoring in telecom television production with an emphasis in acting ... Hopes to become a renowned actor ... Produced The Randumb Show, which is a sketch comedy program shown at Pepperdine ... Cast member of the Pepperdine Improv Troupe and the student-produced musical, Life is not a Musical ... Appeared in 'The Christening' episode of NBC's "The Office." ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of its, prestigious reputation, excellent academic and athletic programs, as well as its high moral standards.
FAVORITES: Roger Bannister is his favorite sports hero "because he broke the barrier that people said was impossible" ... Favorite hobbies include making movies with his friends, listening to and collecting alternative indie rock music and lawn gnome liberating ... Favorite food is Aztec Cheesecake ... Favorite television show is The Randumb Show ... Favorite movie is Ace Ventura Pet Detective ... Favorite musical artist is The Postal Service ... Loves cross country because "if you mess up it's your own fault. There is no question of `Did that referee call that right?' or `Did my coach tell me the right play?' If you win, you are the best."