Aric Crowell
Aric  Crowell


Claremont, Calif.

High School:
Claremont HS




Engel, Maeda Lead Waves at Stanford Invitational

The Waves are next in action at the Highlander Invitational in three weeks.


Cross Country Season Outlook

Pepperdine begins the 2014 season at the Mark Covert Classic.


Cross Country Season Ends at NCAA West Regional

Katie Engel led the women for the fourth time in six races this season.


Waves Host Successful WCC Cross Country Championships

Adrianna Davies and Nick Blanchard are the Waves' top runners.


Waves to Host WCC Cross Country Championships on Saturday

Pepperdine will be hosting the event for the first time in school history. Admission is free.


Cross Country Hosts WCC Championships (11/2/2013)

Photos of the Waves' runners in action in Alumni Park in Malibu at the conference meet.


Cross Country Pepperdine Invitational (9/14/2013)

Photos of the Pepperdine Invitational, held in Alumni Park, taken by Jeff Golden, Stephen Wandzura and Roger Horne.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete as a freshman and senior.

PEPPERDINE XC 2016 (SR): Did not run cross country this season.

PEPPERDINE XC 2015 (JR): Did not run cross country this season.

PEPPERDINE XC 2014 (SO): Competed at two meets ... Was Pepperdine's #5 runner at the Stanford Invitational ... Ran a season-best 26:35 in the 8k at that meet.

PEPPERDINE XC 2013 (FR): Ran at six meets ... Finished a season-high second on the team at the NCAA West Regional (34:38) ... Best 8k time was 26:44.8 at the Bronco Invitational.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2017 (SR): Ran at seven of eight meets ... Part of the school-record 4x400 relay team ... Competed most often in the 800 (best of 1:59.27 at UCLA on 3/31 and won his heat) ... Also ran the 400 twice (best of 53.71 at the Ben Brown Invitational on 3/11) and the 1,500 and mile once apiece.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2016 (JR): Did not run track this season.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2015 (SO): Did not run track this season.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014 (FR): Ran at seven meets ... Competed in the 400, 800, 1,500 and mile ... Had the team's best time in the mile of 4:33.47 (Westmont, 2/22) ... Other season bests were 4:12.05 in the 1,500 (Beach Invitational, 4/19), 1:58.65 in the 800 (Pomona-Pitzer, 4/12) and 53.66 in the 400 (Savannah State, 3/1).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Claremont (Calif.) High School in 2013 ... Ran four years of varsity cross country and four years of varsity track ... Part of the school-record 4x1600 team ... Team won Sierra League cross country championships his sophomore and senior years, and took third place in Division 2 at the California State Championships his sophomore season ... A team captain in both sports ... Earned all-academic honors in cross country.

CLUB: Was an All-American at the 2012 Junior Olympics and part of a team national championship ... Ran with the Southern California Cheetahs (2002-06), Southern California Roadrunners (2006-12) and O'Brien's Army (2012).

PERSONAL: Born in Pasadena, Calif. ... Son of Rod and Elisabeth Crowell ... An aunt, Suzette Clay, ran cross country and track at UC Irvine ... Has three siblings: Anders, Victoria and Stefan ... Majoring in business administration ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of "its excellent academic reputation, the cross country and track programs, the amazing view, the accelerated MBA program and the people."

FAVORITES: Enjoys frisbee, guitar, drums and keyboard ... Favorites include Galen Rupp (pro athlete), the Los Angeles Dodgers (pro team), the Harry Potter series (books), Inception (movie), How I Met Your Mother (TV show), The XX, Flying Lotus and Tycho (musical artists), pasta (food) and ultimate frisbee (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the challenge it presents to strive to push your limits and better yourself."

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