Johnny Morriss Invitational (4800m) - 14:51.43 - 3rd
Rice Invitational (5600m) - 17:43 - 5th
LSU Cross Country Invitational (8K) - 26:38.35 - 5th
Disney Cross Country Classic (8K) - 26:00 - 27th
Arkansas Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival (10K) - 32:06.06 - 131st
Conference USA Chamionships (8K) - 25:43 - 34th
2009 All-Conference USA Cross Country Third Team
OUTDOOR TRACK...Competed in the 800M, 1500M, 3000M and 3000M Steeplechase...Ran the 800M in one meet, placing 46th at the Victor Lopez Invitational (2:05.34)...Was predominately a 1500M racer, competing in five meets...Posted his season-best time at the Texas Invitational (3:57.83 - 13th)...Recorded his season-best finish, placing 6th at the Rice Field & Track Meet (3:59.81)...Entered the 3000M in two events, posting his season-best time at the Texas Invitational (8:5.42-20th) and his season-best finish at the Arizona Invitational (9:46.07 -12th)...Competed in the 3000M Steeplechase in one meet, placing ninth at the Texas Relays (9:29.49).
INDOOR TRACK...Competed in the 800M, 1 Mile, 3000M and Distance Medley...Ran the 800M in two meets, setting his season-best time and finish at the Houston Indoor Opener (1:58.15 - 15th)...Entered the 1 Mile in three meets...Set his season-best finish in the event at the Conference USA Indoor Championships (4:26.21 - 7th)...Recorded his fastest mile-mark of the season at the Texas A&M Challenge (4:18.83 - 9th)...Raced in the 5000M at one meet, placing 30th at the Houston Indoor Opener (9:12.56 - 30th)...Ran the Distance Medley at three meets...Joined teammates Jason Perez, Sammie Ivory and David Smith to earn their season-best finish at the Houston Indoor Opener (10:23.47 - 3rd)...Recorded their season-best time in the event at the New Balance Invitational (10:14.38 - 12th).
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.
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.
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.
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.