A pair of seniors led the Waves to their respective finish lines, just as they've done for the majority of the season.
There are 27 men's teams and 34 women's teams from across the West set to take part.
Lauren Lodge, a senior who was the Waves' top finisher at last weekend's WCC Championships, is the first Pepperdine woman to earn three-time first team all-academic honors.
Pepperdine will close out cross country season at the NCAA West Regional, hosted by Stanford, on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Live streaming of the meet will be available at www.wccsports.com.
Photos taken of Pepperdine's men's and women's XC teams at the annual XC Championships at Crystal Springs.
PEPPERDINE 2011: WCC All-Academic first team for the third year in a row ... Became the first Pepperdine women's cross country runner to earn three-time WCC All-Academic first team honors ... WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... After missing the first two meets of her senior season while recovering from an injury, came back and was the Waves' top runner at the final four meets of the season ... Placed 19th at the WCC Championships with a season-best 6k of 21:57.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Earned All-WCC honors as a junior after placing fifth overall at the conference championship meet with a 6K time of 20:59 ... Was second among all Pepperdine runners at Crystal Springs, placing behind teammate and runner-up Chelsea Wishard ... WCC All-Academic first team honoree ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors ... Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Representative to the West Coast Conference ... Posted a 6K time that was two seconds faster than her conference mark at the NCAA West Regional, completing the Springfield, Ore., course in 20:47.28 ... Placed among the top five finishers at four of five competitions with the exception of NCAA West Regionals ... Won the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational with a season-best 5K of 16:50.4 ... Finished as the runner-up at the Seattle-based Sundodger Invitational with a 6K time of 20:57.79 ... Placed third in her season debut (and first among Pepperdine runner) at the UC Irvine/Asics Invitational with a 5K mark of 17:26.9.
PEPPERDINE 2009: WCC All-Academic first team ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors ... Competed at seven meets as a sophomore including the WCC and NCAA West Regional Championships ... Finished first among all Pepperdine runners at the west regional course and posted a 6K time of 23:11.09 ... Placed second on the Waves at the conference's 6K course at Crystal Springs (Calif.) with a time of 22:46 ... Won the season opening 5K Malibu Oceanside Open in 19:14 ... Was Pepperdine's No. 2 runner at four straight 5K invitationals at Irvine, Riverside, Bakersfield and Santa Clara ... Finished among the top 20 (17th) at Irvine with a time of 18:16.80 ... Placed sixth at Riverside in 18:21.7 ... Recorded a season-best mark of 17:54.30 at Bakersfield, which was good for second place behind teammate Chelsea Wishard ... Completed the Santa Clara course in 18:08 to finish 34th.
PEPPERDINE 2008: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors ... As a freshman, finished 17th overall and second on Pepperdine in her West Coast Conference Championship debut (11/1) with a 6K time of 22:59 ... Was again the Waves' No. 2 runner at the NCAA West Regional (11/15) hosted by Stanford and finished that 6K trek in 22:16.24 ... Placed second overall and behind teammate Chelsea Wishard in her collegiate debut at the Malibu Oceanside Open dual (8/30) vs. Loyola Marymount with a 3-mile time of 18:53 ... Posted back-to-back top-20 showings at UC Irvine (9/6) and the UH Big Wave Invitational (9/20) ... Was the Waves' No. 2 runner and 13th overall at UCI with a 5K time of 18:24.30 ... Placed 16th overall at the Hawai'i meet in 15:25.15 ... Was eighth overall, and the Waves' No. 2 competitor at the Pepperdine Invitational (10/4), finishing the 6K course in 21:42.32 ... Finished regular season with another top-20 placing (16th) at the Bronco Invitational (10/18), recording a 5K time of 17:54.
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 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: 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 book is Unbroken ... Favorite movies are the Harry Potter series ... Favorite TV channel is the Food Network ... Favorite musical artists are The Band Perry and Sugarland ... Favorite food is chocolate ice cream.