Mark Vega
Mark  Vega

Orange, Calif.

High School:
Villa Park HS




Cross Country Teams Begin Season on Saturday

The Waves have a big freshman class with 21 newcomers.


Young Cross Country Runners Make WCC Championships Debuts

Jonathan Rahaeuser and Hayley Lytle led the Waves.


Cross Country Heads to WCC Championships

Portland is the host in 2012, while the Waves will host the meet in 2013.


Waves Open Season at Mark Covert Classic

The Waves broke in a big group of new student-athletes, as 10 of the 11 women's runners were freshmen.


Cross Country 2012 Season Preview

Both the men's and women's teams had large graduating classes depart the program.

PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Ran at three events as a sophomore ... Best 8k time was 29:06.5 at the Bronco Invitational.

PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Participated in three meets as a freshman ... Was the Waves' #4 finisher twice ... Ran a season-best 8k of 30:11 at the Stanford Invitational.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Ran at six of eight track meets as a freshman ... Competed in the 800 meters six times with a best of 2:06.37 at San Francisco State (3/29) ... Ran the 1,500 meters three times with a best of 4:23.50 at Northridge (3/16).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Villa Park (Calif.) High School in 2012 ... Lettered in both cross country and track ... Was a scholar-athlete all four years.

PERSONAL: Son of Mike Vega ... Has two siblings, Michael and Alise ... Majoring in business administration ... Chose Pepperdine because "I knew this is where God led me to grow as a young man, to challenge myself and engage in unique experiences, preparing me to fulfill the plan he has in store for me."

FAVORITES: Favorites include Lopez Lomong (pro athlete), team USA (sports team), The Bible, Blink and Running for My Life (books), The Lion King (movie) and Mexican and Italian (food) ... Enjoys running because "there's something about the sport that changes people. I believe the change lies within the trial of miles. In a race, as in life, we can be someone at the start, but by the end we can become someone greater than we were before we finished."

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