Jose Piña
Jose  Piña

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Lincoln HS

Height:
5-7

Experience:
1V


02/21/2017

47 Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-Mountain West Honors

Five Spartans received their fourth Academic All-MW recognition.

11/19/2016

Piña Completes Season At National Championships

Jose Piña ran a 31:24.4 for 10k on a cold and windy day at the 2016 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.

11/15/2016

Piña Heading To NCAA Cross Country Championship

Jose Piña is the first Spartan to qualify for the NCAA Cross Country Championship in 32 years.

11/11/2016

Piña Leads The Way At NCAA Cross Country West Regional

Jose Pina finished in eighth place to lead the Spartans.

11/08/2016

Cross Country Teams Compete In NCAA Regional On Friday

SJSU is one of 39 women's teams and 31 men's teams competing in the West Regional Championship.

09/27/2015

2015 Stanford Invitational

September 26, 2015: Stanford Invitational

SPARTAN NOTES: Has completed two seasons as a Spartan...in 2016 became the first Spartan in 32 years to compet in the NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship...three top-five finishes in 13 races...top times include 18:28.5 (6k), 23:47.0 (8k) & 29:54.3 (10k).

HONORS

2016
NCAA All-West Region
Conference
2016
All-Mountain West - Second Team
Mountain West Male XC Athlete of the Week - 10/18
Academic
2016
Academic All-Mountain West
2015
Academic All-Mountain West

 

2016: Competed seven times, including the 2016 NCAA Cross Country Men’s Championship…earned the first win of his collegiate career at the Santa Clara Duel (10/15) in a personal best of 23:47.0…had top-10 results in the Bronco Invitational (6th), NCAA Regional Championship (8th) and the San Francisco Invitational (10th)…was the team’s top finisher four times – at the Bronco Invitational (10/15) in 23:47.0, the Santa Clara Duel, Mountain West Championship (10/28) in 24:23.1 and the NCAA West Regional Championship (11/11) in 29:59.3 for 10k…twice was the second Spartan to cross the line – at the San Francisco Invitational (9/3) in 24:58.4 and the Stanford Invitational (10/1) in 24:14.7…finished the 2016 NCAA Cross Country Men’s Championship in 174th place in 31:24.4 for 10k.

2015: 
Led Spartans in three races, at the Stanford Invitational, Mountain West Conference Championships and the NCAA West Regional Championships… Competed in six races, scoring in all of them… Season best third place finish at the 6K Fresno State Invitational (9/11) with a time of 18:28.5… Finished fifth overall at the 8K Santa Clara Invitational (10/17) with a time of 24:06.2, placing third among Spartans, to help lead the Spartans to a first place team finish… Finished 23rd overall at the 8K Mountain West Conference Championships (10/30) and 67th overall at the 10K NCAA West Regional Championships to lead the Spartans.

Spring Season Track Highlights: 
Competed in three distances, the 1500m, 5000m and 10000m… Finished third in the 5000m at the West Coast Last Chance meet (5/14) with a personal record 14:31.71... Ran the 1,500m at the Hornet Invitational (3/19) in 3:58.36... Competed in the 10,000m at the Mt.SAC Relays with a time of 31:03.71.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate of Lincoln High School in San Jose, Calif. ... Lettered in cross-country and track and field coached by his father (Jose Piña)... Broke school records in the 1,600m (4:17) and 3,200m (9:11)... During junior and senior seasons, qualified for the CIF state championships in cross-country and track in his senior year. 


JOSE: Majoring in health science and plans to attend graduate school...enjoys playing the guitar and going to church...the son of Sara Gamboa and Jose Piña...Jose Alberto Piña is a native of Mexico City, Mexico.

CAREER FINISHES

2016
Race Time Place Distance
San Francisco Invitational 24:58.4 10th 8k
Stanford Invitational 24:14.7 24th 8k
Bronco Invitational 23:47.0 6th 8k
Santa Clara Duel 23:47.0 1st 8k
Mountain West Championship 24:23.1 11th 8k
NCAA Regional Championship 29:54.3 8th 10k
NCAA Championship 31:24.4 174th 10k



2015

 

 

 

Race

Time

Place

Distance

USF Invitational

25:14.2

14th

8K

Fresno State Invitational

18:28.5

3rd

6K

Stanford Invitational

24:34.4

34th

8K

Santa Clara Invitational

24:06.2

5th

8K

Mountain West Championship

27:41.94

23rd

8K

NCAA West Regional

32:24.2

67th

10K