Martin Pimentel
Martin Pimentel
Year: So.
Hometown: Oak Park, IL
High School: Oak Park & River Forest

Sophomore (2017):
Was tabbed as the team's Most Improved Runner after emerging as a key contributor, scoring in six of his seven races ... Ranked among the squad's top-three finishers on five occasions ... Was Emory's top performer and 34th out of 175 runners at the Furman Classic with a then personal-best time of 26:07 ... Paced the Eagles' pack and placed fourth in the 183-runner field at the JSU Foothills Invitational, clocking a 26:09 ... Earned all-region honors after coming through with a personal-best 8K mark of 25:20, which ranked 25th out of 222 runners, at the NCAA South/Southeast Championships ... Emory's No. 3 finisher at the NCAA D-III Championships (25:50) ... Led all 79 entries at the season-opening Georgia DIII Invitational (26:57).

Freshman (2016):
Saw action in five events ... Best 8k time came at the Inter-Regional Border Battle in New Jersey when he finished with an effort of 26:18 ... Scored for the Eagles as their No. 3 runner and ranked 35th out of 136 entries at Falcon Classic, registering a time of 26:34 ... Crossed the finish line in the No. 77 position in the 391-runner field at the Greater Louisville Classic, posting an 8k time of 26:37 ... Part of the Emory contingent that competed at the UAA Championships.

High School:

Competed in cross country and track for four years at Oak Park and River Forest High School ... Was coached by Christopher Baldwin ... Top three-mile time was a 15:18 ... Clocked a 9:39 in the 3,200 meters, which ranked as the school's sixth fastest mark ... All-Academic honoree throughout his high school career ... Raced to all-conference honors his senior season ... National Merit Scholar.

Son of Ellen Pimentel ... Born May 14 ... a dual major in history and political science.

Martin Pimentel's Top 8K Times

Year Event Time
2017 NCAA Regionals 25:20
2017 NCAA Championships 25:50
2017 Furman Classic 26:07
2017 JSU Foothills Invit. 26:09
2016 Inter-Regional Border Battle 26:18
2016 Falcon Classic 26:34
2016 Louisville Classic 26:37