Nathan Strum
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Pioneer HS '10

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 138

Event:
Middle Distances

Major:
Exercise Biology

2012: NCAA West Prelim qualifier in 1,500 (42nd), thanks to 3rd-place 3:44.86 at Big West Conference Championships... Moved up to 4th in school history with that mark... Also finished 5th at Big West in 800 (1:51.86)... Hit season-best 800 of 1:51.37 at Mt. SAC.

2011: Placed 3rd in 800 at Big West Conference Championships with season-best 1:50.19, good for 3rd in school history... Previously went 1:50.42 at Brutus Hamilton and 1:50.74 at Mondo Mid-Major... Ran 1,500 four times, including 3:48.41 at Payton Jordan Cardinal Invite, 6th among Aggies' all-time top 10.

CROSS COUNTRY: Raced three times as a sophomore, including Big West Conference and NCAA West Region meets... Crossed as team's No. 3 scorer in both championship races... Lone 2010 appearance was Doc Adams Open, good for 12th overall.

PIONEER HS '10: Qualified for CIF state championship as a junior, placing 47th among Division III field... Improved to 17th as a senior, having placed 6th at Central Coast Section meet to advance... Finished 3rd in 800 at state track meet in 2010, posting winning 1:51.62 in prelim then setting PR of 1:50.43 in final... Narrowly missed that record with 4th-place 1:50.45 at New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.... Won CCS 800 title (1:53.00), added 3rd-place showing in 1,600 (4:19.30).

PERSONAL: Born in Walnut Creek, Calif.... Majoring in exercise biology... Parents are Michael & Wendy Strum... Twin brother, Weston, runs cross country and track at Loyola Marymount... Career highlight was placing 3rd in 800 at 2010 CIF state meet.