The Waves broke in a big group of new student-athletes, as 10 of the 11 women's runners were freshmen.
Pepperdine cross country coach Robert Radnoti will update fans and supporters here with what's happening to his teams during the 2011 season.
PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Competed at two races for the Waves as a sophomore ... Had a season-best 8k time of 34:40.7 at the Mark Covert Classic.
PEPPERDINE XC 2011: Did not compete in any races as a freshman.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2012: Competed in two track meets as a freshman ... Ran the 1,500 meters twice ... Had a season-best 5:12.29 at North Florida (3/3).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Bishop Kelley High School, located in Tulsa, Okla., in 2011 ... Competed three years on the varsity ... Was team captain as a senior ... Part of a 5A state championship team as a sophomore ... Made the honor roll all four years.
CLUB: Ran with Personal Best Athletics from 2006-11 ... Made it to Regionals in the 800m for Junior Olympics.
PERSONAL: Born in Tulsa, Okla. ... Son of Joe and Darcey Moran ... Has one sister, Kate ... Majoring in business entrepreneurship ... Chose Pepperdine for "the cross country program, school values, academics, location of the campus, reputation and prestige."
FAVORITES: Enjoys wakeboarding, wakesurfing and water skiing ... Favorites include Steve Prefontaine (athlete), Season of Life (book), Casino Royale (movie), The Office (TV show), U2 (musical artist), hamburgers (food) and golf (sport other than running) ... Favorite things about running are "the self-reliance and independence involved, and making your body the only piece of equipment you rely on."