The season-opening Pepperdine Invitational will include several local schools.
Katie Engel led the women for the fourth time in six races this season.
Pepperdine will be hosting the event for the first time in school history. Admission is free.
The Waves have a big freshman class with 21 newcomers.
Kelvin Kuo's photos of the Waves in action at the WCC Championships in San Diego.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves in action at the season-opening event in Alumni Park.
Photos by Kyle Terada of the WCC and by Steve Froebe of the Waves at the Plantes Ferry Sports Stadium in Spokane, Wash.
Jeff Golden and Ron Hall's photos of the cross country meet vs. CSUN and CSU Bakersfield in Alumni Park.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' season-opening race in Brea, Calif.
PEPPERDINE XC 2016 (SR): Competed at five of six meets ... Was the Waves' #4 runner at the Bronco Invitational (10/15), where he had a season-best 8k of 26:38.4 ... Was the #5 runner at the WCC Championships (10/28).
PEPPERDINE XC 2015 (JR): Ran at five of six meets ... Best 8k was 26:49.2 at the Capital Cross Challenge.
PEPPERDINE XC 2014 (SO): Ran in five meets ... Best 8k was 27:16.0 at the WCC Preview Meet.
PEPPERDINE XC 2013 (FR): Ran at six meets ... Best 8k time was 27:01.4 at the Bronco Invitational.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2017 (SR): Ran at all eight meets ... Part of the school-record time in the 4x400 relay ... Primarily ran the 800, with a best of 1:57.10 at Pomona-Pitzer (4/8) ... Also competed in the 400 (best of 52.72 at Cal Poly on 3/25) and the 200 ... Had a second-place finish in the 800 at Riverside CC (3/4).
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2016 (JR): Competed at all eight meets ... Saw his most action in the 800 meters and had a best of 1:57.18 at Pomona-Pitzer (4/9) ... Also ran the 400 twice with a best of 52.56 at San Diego State (3/26).
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2015 (SO): Ran at all seven meets ... Established a school record in the 400 meters, a 51.82 at the Ben Brown Invitational (3/14) ... Also ran the 800 meters multiple times, with a best of 1:56.31 at Pomona-Pitzer (4/4) ... Was part of the 4x400 relay team that set a school record at Pomona-Pitzer.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014 (FR): Competed at all nine meets ... Was the team's top performer in the 800 meters, and had a best of 1:56.72 at Westmont (2/22) ... Also had a season-best time in the 400 meters of 52.42 at Savannah State (3/1), where he placed fourth out of 21 competitors ... Personal-best time in the 1,500 meters was 4:14.43 (Cal Poly, 3/29).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Brother Rice High School, located in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., in 2013 ... Ran four years of varsity cross country and four years of varsity track ... Earned all-state honors in the indoor 800 meters as a junior and senior ... Was all-county in the 800 as a junior and all-league as a sophomore.
CLUB: Ran for the Motor City Track Club from the ages of 14-18 ... Was an AAU Junior Olympics All-American in the 1,500 meters, 3,000 meters and 4x800.
PERSONAL: Born in Detroit, Mich. ... Son of Tabb and Deanna Wile ... Has five siblings: Anthony, Christian, Ashley, Dominick and Gianni ... Anthony and Ashley ran track at Loyola-Chicago ... Majoring in business administration ... Chose Pepperdine because "I believe Pepperdine is the school that will shape me into the man I want to become."
FAVORITES: Enjoys outdoor activities and watching football and basketball ... Lists his sports hero as Kobe Bryant ... Favorites include Drew Brees (pro athlete), Detroit Lions (pro sports team), The Giver (book), Warrior (movie), Dexter (TV show), Drake (musical artist), pasta (food) and basketball (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the race is completely in your hands."