Nathan  Strum
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Pioneer HS '10

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 138

Event:
Middle Distances

Major:
Exercise Biology

2014: BIG WEST CHAMPION in 1,500 (3:46.32)... Finished eighth in 800 at Big West Championships before placing 13th at NCAA West Prelim semifinals in 1:49.18 and narrowly missing berth to NCAA Finals... Also moved to No. 2 all-time at UC Davis in the event... Had fastest prelim time (1:50.02) in 800 prelim at conference championship... Was member of second-place 4x400 relay (3:13.16)... Ran mile at ASU Sun Angel Classic with impressive time of 4:01.39...

2013: Redshirted.

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: Ran in three races for the Aggies during senior season in 2013, posting a season-best 13th-place finish at the season-opening 4K Aggie Open in a time of 19:16... One of eight UC Davis runners at the Big West Conference Championships, finishing 32nd in a time of 27:14.4... Also competed at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational as the third Aggie across the line in a time of 25:23.9. Competed in four meets for the Aggies as a junior... Finished 13th at the Aggie Open to start the season, completing the 6K course in 18:49.9... Posted his best 8K time at the Big West Conference Championships with a time of 25:37.0 to finish 27th... Also finished 99th at the Stanford Invitational in a time of 26:11... Completed the 10K course at the NCAA West Regional in a time of 31:45 to finish 110th... 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.

Career Bests:

Event Mark Meet Date
800M 1:49.04 36th Sun Angel Classic 04/09-04/11/15
1500M 3:44.86 Big West Track & Field Championships 05/11-05/12/12