Cross Country Takes Preseason Training Trip to Catalina
Aug. 24, 2012
MALIBU, Calif. - After returning to campus last week for preseason training, the Pepperdine cross country team left almost immediately for several days of practice and team-building on Catalina Island.
Head coach Robert Radnoti, now in his seventh season in charge of the Waves, annually takes his team off-campus for a preseason retreat, and the squad greatly enjoyed their five-day, four-night stay.
The Waves have some rebuilding to do in 2012, but Radnoti feels good about the team he has assembled. A large senior class in 2011 has left the Waves with only two returners on the women's side -- Adrianna Davies and Olympian Sarah Attar, while the men have four runners back, including two that saw action last year, Jesse Aston and Jonathan Rahaeuser.
But with a number of women's track athletes doubling up with cross country and 15 newcomers to Pepperdine, the women's squad has ballooned to a roster of 26, giving Radnoti plenty of competition for the top spots on the team.
Click the video to hear what Coach Radnoti and members of his team had to say about the trip to Catalina.