Photos of the Pepperdine Invitational, held in Alumni Park, taken by Jeff Golden, Stephen Wandzura and Roger Horne.
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.
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).
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 accounting ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the beautiful campus and my family's legacy."
FAVORITES: Favorites include David Wright (pro athlete), the Los Angeles Dodgers (pro sports team), The Notebook (book), Titanic (movie) and baseball (sport other than running).