Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves at Cal State Fullerton's track meet.
Jeff Golden's photo of the Waves at the season-opening meet against Westmont and UC Santa Barbara.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves at the Cal State Fullerton-hosted event.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' season opening meet vs. Westmont and UC Santa Barbara.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014: Ran at five meets as a freshman ... Competed in the 400-meter hurdles four times, with a best of 1:24.80 (Cal Poly, 3/29) ... Ran in the 400 once (1:15.88 at Westmont, 2/22) and the 800 once (3:02.25 at Westmont, 2/22).
PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Participated in three meets as a freshman ... Had a season-best 6k time of 28:35.0 at the Santa Clara Bronco Open.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Hart High School, located in Newhall, Calif., in 2013 ... Did not run track or cross country in high school ... Was part of the varsity dance program for four years, and won national titles in 2011 and 2012.
PERSONAL: Born in Santa Clarita, Calif. ... Daughter of Frank and April Sanchez ... Her father was Pepperdine's baseball coach from 1997 to 2003 ... Has one brother, Tanner, who also attends Pepperdine ... Has a cousin, Chris Thomas, who played in the NFL ... Majoring in liberal arts ... Traveled to Norway during summer 2014 ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the beautiful campus and my family's legacy."