PEPPERDINE XC 2009: Competed at seven invitationals, including the WCC (10/31) and NCAA West Regional Championships (11/14) ... Finished as Pepperdine's No. 3 runner at both postseason meets ... Completed the conference's 8K course at Crystal Springs in 26:42 and finished the NCAA's 10K course at the Springfield (Ore.) Country Club in 34:39.68 ... Led Pepperdine to the finish line at consecutive invites held by CSU Bakersfield (9/26) and Santa Clara (10/17) ... Finished the 8K Roadrunner Invitational with a third-place time of 25:15.90 and placed 41st overall at the 8K Bronco Invitational in 25:30 ... Was Pepperdine's No. 2 runner at the 8K UC Irvine/Asics (9/12) and UC Riverside (9/19) Invitationals ... Placed fourth in his collegiate debut at the 5K Malibu Oceanside Open (9/1), breaking the finish line in 16:09.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2009 from Prairie High School, where he was a three-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Phil Phimister ... Competed in the 1600, 3200 and 5K ... Career best times include a 4:29 in the 1600, 9:41 in 3200 and 16:12 in the 5K ... His time in the 3200 is a school record ... Also holds the school's sophomore class record in this event at 9:54 ... National Honors Society Officer ... Member of Prairie High Schools Mathmatics Hall of Fame ... Named to the Greater St Helens cross country all-region team and its 3A all-league first team following his senior year ... Twice selected to the Greater St Helens 4A all-league second team.
PERSONAL: Given name is Wesley Curtis Blundell ... Majoring in economics and minoring in math ... Born in Vancouver, Wash. ... Raised in Brush Prairie, Wash. ... Parents are Peter Blundell and Anne Korver ... Brother to younger twin sisters Krystal and Chantalle ... Eagle Scout.
FAVORITES: Lists Chase Hilgenbrinck as his biggest sports hero ... Hobbies include reading history, camping and traveling ... Michael Jordan (pro athlete) ... Portland Trail Blazers (pro team) ... Catch 22 (book) ... Spirited Away (movie) ... Robot Chicken (TV show) ... Baby Back Ribs (food) ... Don Henley (musical artist) ... Football (sport besides running).