2007-08 Highlights: Posted a career-best distance of 12.96m in the triple jump at the Horizon League Indoor Championships on March 1... during the outdoor season, earned a Top 10 finish in the triple jump (11.52m) at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational on April 10... jumped a season-best 12.71 meters in the triple jump at the Butler Twilight on May 3.
2006-07 Highlights: Turned in a triple jump of 12.89m to place eighth overall at the Chicagoland Championships...placed eighth in the triple jump finals with a mark of 12.46m at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships.
2005-06 Highlights: Competed solely in the triple jump during the outdoor season...took seventh in the triple jump at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships with a leap of 12.36m...posted his career-best distance of 12.75m in the triple jump at the Illinois Open on April 22...competed in both the long jump and triple jump during the indoor season...placed ninth at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in the triple jump with a career-best leap of 12.66m...took fourth in the long jump at the Purdue Invite on Jan. 14th with a distance of 5.72m...finished fourth at the Chicago Opener on Jan. 7th in the triple jump (12.04m).
Prep/Personal: Three-year letterwinner on the track team at Morton East...All-West Suburban honoree in triple jump, 4x100 and 4x200 in 2005...guided Morton East to a West Suburban Gold title and a sectional championship in 2003...helped team place second at sectionals in 2004 and third at sectionals in 2005...team-leader in long jump and triple jump as a senior...also lettered four years on the Morton East football team...born November 13, 1986...son of Jose and Maria Pina...majoring in criminal justice.
Career-Best Outdoor Jumps Triple Jump: 12.89m (4/5/07)