Kampmann Klassic Honors a Coaching Legend
October 10, 2007
UPCOMING Â The Pepperdine men’s and women’s cross country teams will host the Kampmann Klassic this Saturday (Oct.14) at 9 a.m. at Alumni Park. The 5k race is in honor of former head coach Dick Kampmann, who coached the Pepperdine cross country teams for 17 years before retiring in 2006 and taking a volunteer position with the program. This is an open event and all friends, family and community members have been invited to come enjoy the scenery and experience the challenging course that is home to the Pepperdine harriers. The race fee is $25 and includes a t-shirt.
ARIZONA STATE INVITATIONAL: The men’s team placed third at the Arizona State Invitational (Oct. 6) behind Arizona and ASU. Leading the men’s team was senior Chris Ogle (Tucson, Ariz./ Mountain View HS) finishing 15th and covering the 8k course in 26:01. Freshman Conrad Wozniak (Irvine, Calif./ Woodbridge HS) finished 30th in 26:10 and freshman Seth Allison (Canyon, Texas/ Canyon HS) was the 39th finisher in 27:10.
Junior Brie Carroll (Pusan, South Korea/ Pusan American HS) finished first for the Waves and seventh overall, leading the team to a fourth place finish behind Arizona, University of Texas- El Paso and New Mexico State. Carroll completed the 5k course in 18:57. Junior Courtney Young (Encinitas, Calif./ La Costa HS) finished second and 17th overall in 19:28 and freshman Chelsea Wishard (Lawai, Hawaii / Kauai HS) crossed the line in 34th place (20:10).
UP NEXT: The men and women’s cross country teams travel to the Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 19) for the Fullerton Invitational.
HEAD COACHÂ Robert Radnoti begins his second season as head coach of the Pepperdine men’s and women’s cross country program. Radnoti previously coached at Thousand Oaks High School where his girls’ team won the Division I state cross country title in 2005. Radnoti brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the program.
ASSISTANT COACHES Â Four-time Olympian and U.S. national 800-meter record holder Johnny Gray joins the Pepperdine cross country program this season. Gray will work primarily on speed and technique. Dick Kampmann, the former Waves cross country coach for 17-years, returns as a volunteer coach. Jan Radnoti, who has coached alongside her husband at Thousand Oaks High School, also begins her first year with the Waves as a volunteer assistant.
PEPPERDINE HISTORY ÂPepperdine’s cross country program dates back to the 1960s when Ron Pettigrew and Harry Skandera were both All-American runners. The program was dropped when Pepperdine moved its campus to Malibu. However, men’s and women’s cross country was reinstated in the mid-1970s. This year’s women’s squad is the largest in the history of the Pepperdine program