Pepperdine Cross Country/Track History
Pepperdine’s women finished second at the WCC Championships in 1988, 1993 and 1999. The men’s team earned a best-ever third-place finish at the 1997 WCC Championships.
Individually, Pepperdine women’s runners have won the WCC race three times. In 1988, Kari Baerg won the event at the Crystal Springs course, located in Belmont, Calif., in a time of 18:31. The following year, Kim McElhinney duplicated that accomplishment, posting a time of 18:49 in a five-kilometer run at Crystal Springs. In 2000, Rebecca Freebury won the event in a time of 18:18.
Jason Kite posted the best-ever individual finish for the men in 1993 when he placed fifth, recording a time of 26:09 in an eight-kilometer run at the Crystal Springs course.
Under the direction of current coach Robert Radnoti, the women put two cross country runners in the top five for the first time in school history at the 2010 WCC Championships, as Chelsea Wishard took second and Lauren Lodge was fifth.