This was the final tuneup for the Waves' top runners before the West Coast Conference Championships.
The Waves broke in a big group of new student-athletes, as 10 of the 11 women's runners were freshmen.
The nine WCC schools put a total of 1,093 student-athletes on the list from the 13 sports that the conference sponsors, which is another new conference record.
Pepperdine cross country coach Robert Radnoti will update fans and supporters here with what's happening to his teams during the 2011 season.
Photographs by Jeff Golden and Zach Prange
PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Ran at three meets as a senior ... Was the Waves' #3 runner at one of them ... Had a season-best 8k time of 29:56.1 at the Mark Covert Classic.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2012: Did not run track as a junior.
PEPPERDINE XC 2011: WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Did not compete in any races a junior.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2011: Did not run track as a sophomore.
PEPPERDINE XC 2010: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... WCC All-Academic honorable mention ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors ... Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Representative to the West Coast Conference ... Missed close to entire sophomore season due to injury following first three meets of the year at Malibu, UC Irvine and Sundodger ... Led Pepperdine to the finish line at the Seattle-based Sundodger meet with a season-best 8K time of 25:48.84 ... Finished as the Waves' No. 2 runner (and second overall) at the Malibu Oceanside Open with a 5K mark of 16:18.57 ... Posted an 8K time of 26:36.9 at the UCI/Asics Invite.PEPPERDINE TRACK 2010: As a freshman, set the varsity record in the 800m, clocking a time of 1:55.33 at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational (4/9) ... Competed in the 800m at five other invitationals and posted the team's six fastest times ... Posted Pepperdine's four best times in the 1500m and just missed breaking Chris Ogle's varsity record (3:59.28) in this event by .36 seconds at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/16) with a time of 3:59.64.
PEPPERDINE XC 2009: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors ... Competed at seven invitationals as a freshman, including the WCC (10/31) and NCAA West Regional Championships (11/14) ... Finished fourth among Pepperdine's runners on the 10K regional course at the Springfield (Ore.) Country Club, recording a time of 34:43.76 ... Was the Waves' No. 6 runner at Crystal Springs and finished the 8K conference course in 27:15 ... Clocked his fastest 8K time of the year (27:00) at Santa Clara's Bronco Invitational (10/17).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Winston Churchill High School, located in Potomac, Md., in 2009 ... A scholar-athlete ... A four-year varsity letterwinner in the 800, 1600 and cross country 5K for head coach Steve Bettis ... Career best marks include 16:01 (5K), 4:23.7 (1600m), 1:58.2 (800), 7:58.8 (4x800) and 3:25.9 (4x400) ... Helped lead indoor track 4x800-meter relay team to the 2009 Montgomery County and 4A West Regional Championships ... His 4x800 relay set a Montgomery County indoor record with a time of 8:05.9 ... Relay also was ranked as high as second in the nation in 2009 (flat track indoors) ... Team Captain and MVP ... Named to the All-Montgomery County first team as a senior (XC and indoor track) ... Received best newcomer awards for indoor and outdoor track and field and cross country ... Competed at three Penn Relays, several 4A Maryland State Championship meets as well as the Nike Indoor and Cross Country Nationals ... Finished second with his 4x800 relay at the 2009 state meet and fifth in the 800 ... Presented with the four-year varsity track award ... Voted Outstanding High School Runner in 2009 ... Played junior varsity soccer freshman year before trying cross country.
PERSONAL: Born in Silver Spring, Md. ... Son of Brian and Betsy King ... Brother of Allison, who runs cross country at Northwestern University ... Mother, Betsy, ran for Wake Forest University ... Majoring in integrated marketing communications ... Traveled to Scotland, England, El Salvador and Japan, where he climbed Mt. Fuji ... In summer 2011, did an internship in Shanghai as part of Pepperdine's study abroad program ... Chose Pepperdine because it's a "great academic school with a Christian atmosphere, D-I sports and inspirational scenery."
FAVORITES: Nick Willis (pro athlete) ... DC United (pro team) ... Unbroken (book) ... Remember the Titans (movie) ... The Big Bang Theory (TV show) ... Santana (musical artist) ... Hobbies include playing the guitar, rock climbing and traveling to foreign countries.