Cross Country: Ran in four out of six meets for the Cougars?top individual finish came at the UTSA Invitational with a 10th-place finish in a time of 22:35?also competed in the C-USA Championships. Indoor: Had a team-best mile time of 4:20.96 while placing third at the Southwest Classic?the C-USA champion in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.05?finished fourth in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:30.90 at the Oklahoma Classic. Outdoor: Placed second in the 1,500 meters with a season-best time of 3:51.69 at the Tellez Invitational?finished sixth in the 1,500 meters at the C-USA Championships?placed fourth in the 800 meters at the Adidas Houston Invitational with a time of 1:57.55.
A five-time all-American in track at Lockhart High School?placed sixth in the 800 meters at the UAXC Meet?posted a runner-up showing in the 800 at the 4A state track meet.
Born August 25, 1982, in Olongapo City, Philippines?son of Albert and Ocita Cardenas of Lockhart, Texas?also participated in baseball and power lifting in high school?was also recruited by Texas and Texas A&M.