SOPHOMORE (2009-10) Cross Country: Lead the team to a second place finish at the Johnny Morriss Invitational with a time of 15:26 and took home second place individually... Secured a third place finish at the LSU Tiger Festival with a time of 26:22, helping the team finish in first place... Finished with a time of 25:51 at the Notre Dame Invitational and ran his personal best of the season for an 8k course... Took 17th place at the Sam Bell Invitational with a time of 26:52... Ended the season at the C-USA Championship with a time of 26:02 and was honored as All C-USA third team... Placed 58th at the NCAA South Central Regional with a time of 33:26.5 to help Houston finish in 13th place.Indoor: Finished in seventh place in the mile at the C-USA Championships... Set a personal best in the mile at the Texas A&M Challenge with his 4:18.83 time to place ninth... Finished fifth in the 800m at the Houston Invitational.
Outdoor: Placed seventh in the 3,000m steeplechase at C-USA Championships... Set personal best in the steeplechase at the Texas Relays, finishing in 9:29.49 to take ninth place... Set two personal bests at the Texas Invitational in the 1,500m (3:57.83) and 3,000m (8:52.42).
FRESHMAN (2008-09) Cross Country: Finished second at the Johnny Morriss UH Invitational with a time of 15:06... Finished third at the UTSA Ricardo Romo Invitational with a clocking of 15:43... Posted 15th place finishes at the Walt Disney World Classic and the Sam Houston Invitational... Finished 31st with a time of 27:00 at the C-USA Championships... Led the men with a 59th place finish at the NCAA South Central Regional after recording a time of 33:11.6. Indoor: Ran a 4:23.59 mile at the New Mexico Cherry & Silver Invitational to finish eighth... Ran a 9:01.31 3,000m race at the Texas A&M Invitational... Finished 21st in the 3,000m race at the New Mexico Cherry & Silver Invitational with a time of 9:23.53... Took third in the 5,000m at the Texas A&M Early Opener with a time of 16:00.50... Ran a 2:02.16 800m race at the championships to finish in seventh place... Placed 12th in the mile at the championships with a time of 4:27.39. Outdoor: Finished 12th in the 800M race at the Victor Lopez/ Rice Bayou Classic with a time of 1:58.83... Set a PR 4:06.37 in the 1,500m race at the Bruce Hamilton Invitational... Finished seventh in the 3,000m steeplechase three times - Victor Lopez/ Rice Bayou Classic (9:52.30), Texas Relays (10:07.47) and C-USA Championships (PR 9:36.21)... Notched a seventh-place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:36.21... Placed second in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Texas Invitational with a time of 9:46.85... Finished sixth in the 5,000m race with a time of 15:34.80 at the J. Fred Duckett Rice Twilight... Set a PR in the Bruce Hamilton Invitational with a time of 15:34.38.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Oliver Wendell Holmes High School in San Antonio, Texas... Coached by Steven Barlow... Two-time All-Region... Two-time All-Area... Two-time Athlete of the Year... Two-time Track and Cross Country MVP... Two-time Husky of the month academic award... Broke school mile record with a time... First runner to win Regionals in the school's cross-country history... Broke the 4x800 school record... Broke the three mile record with a time.
PERSONAL Born on Nov. 26,1989 in San Antonio Texas... Son of Noe and Magdalena Pineda... Full name is Nathanael Pineda... Chose Houston because of the history, campus and would like to add to the traditions... Also recruited by UTSA, UTA, Sam Houston and SFA... Hobbies include playing sports and video games... Intends to major in education and history.