André Piñon
André Piñon
Height: 5-10
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Santa Maria, Calif.
High School: Pioneer Valley HS
Position: Sprints, Hurdles

UC Santa Barbara
Competed in the 4x400m relay at the USC Trojan Invitational that took third with a time of 3:12.53...Part of the 4x400m relay squad that placed second at the Cal/Nevada Meet with the fastest relay time of the season at 3:11.95...His fastest 100m time of the year was 11.29 at the Gaucho Round-Up...Ran 53.95 in the 400m hurdles at the Big West Conference Championships for a new personal best.

High School
Competed in the Pac 7 League of the CIF-Southern Section...Took first at CIF in the 300m hurdles, and went on to place ninth at the State Meet...Was All-League in all four of his track seasons...Broke the county record in the 300m hurdles, a record that had stood for 26 years...Was Pioneer Valley Athlete of the Year in 2009, and a scholar-athlete all four years...Held a personal best in the 300m hurdles of 37.90.

Piñon is majoring in economics...Enjoys playing a variety of sports, including basketball, volleyball, football, soccer, and golf...Also enjoys watersports, camping, hiking, and fishing...Lists "Cinderella Man" as his favorite movie.

Collegiate Career Bests
4x400m  -  3:11.95 
(Cal/Nevada Meet, 3/28/2010)
100m    -  11.29 
(Gaucho Round-Up, 2/19/2010)
400m hurdles - 53.95
(Big West Championships Prelim, 5/14/2010)