2008 Cross Country
Finished a season best 10th at the North Texas Season Opener (22:12.11)...29th at the Southland Conference meet with a time of 26:58...finished 70th at the NCAA South Central Regional with a time of 33:31.3.
Ran a season-best 4:25.01 in the 1,500 meters at the Oklahoma Invitational...also competed in the 3,000 meters, clocking a 9:06.60 at the Oklahoma meet...named to the Capital One Southland Conference 2008 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.
Competed in the 3,000 meters, earning a season-best time of 9:10.21 at the Wes Kittley Invitational on Jan. 19, 2008 in Lubbock.
Won the 3,000 meters with a 9:03.47 at the Horned Frog Invitational March 24... ran the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races during season... ran a 15:55.73 in the 5,000 meters at the SLC Outdoor... named to the Capital OneSouthland Conference 2007 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.
Ran a season-best 3,000-meter time of 8:56.57 at the SLC Indoor... finished fifth in the 5K with a 15:55.53 at Texas Tech Jan. 19.
2006 Cross Country
Third-best runner on squad throughout the season... finished 25th at the SLC Championship with a 26:50 over 8,000 meter Pecan Acres course in Nacogdoches... two weeks later, finished 70th at the NCAA South Central Region with a 33:13.1 over 10,000 meters... recorded a top-25 finish with 24th place at the season opening North Texas Invitational.
Moved to long distance races... shaved more than one minute off 5,000-meter time with a season best 15:36.34 at the SLC Outdoor Championship... named to the Capital One/SLC Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.
Competed in the 3,000m and the 5,000m during the season... ran season-best 9:01.84 at the Houston Indoor on Feb. 4.. finished fourth at the Wes Kittley Invitational with a 9:07.68.
2005 Cross Country:
Finished 16th at the Southland Conference Cross Country Championship with a 26:39... recorded two top 10 finishes during season -- seventh at the UTA Open (21:16) and tenth at the Mean Green Invitational in Denton (27:48).
The 1,600m and 3,200m district champion as a senior... won district cross country title in 2004 and earned all-region honors with third-place finish... placed in the top 15 at the UIL State Meet in Round Rock... won district championship in 1,600m as a junior... personal-best times include: 2:06 in the 800m, 4:31 in the 1,600m; 9:52 in the 3,200; 15:51 in the three-mile run and 15:57 over 5K.
Born Jan. 31, 1987, is the son of Blas Pinal and Maria Balleza... psychology major with minor in English..
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