Yoshmar Pinal-Alfaro
Yoshmar Pinal-Alfaro
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Archbishop Mitty
Major: Undecided

2019 (Junior): Was the team’s top finisher at the NCAA Championships, placing 109th overall… Earned all-region honors after placing 17th overall and third among Spartans at the NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships, recording a season-best 8K time of 24:33.9… Was the team’s fifth finisher at the UAA Championships and placed 32nd overall at the meet… Was among the team’s top-seven runners at all eight races he competed in during the season, and was a top-five scoring finisher for the team on five occasions… Was the 16th Division III finisher and placed 49th overall at the All-Ohio Championships.

  Meet Dist. # of Runners Time Overall Pl. Team Pl.
Aug. 31 Sudeck Classic Stampede 6K 52 19:52.8 9 7
Sep. 7 Knight Invite 8K 218 26:44.9 75 6
Sep. 28 All-Ohio Championships 8K 301 (145 D3) 26:42.3 49 (16 D3) 6
Oct. 5 Live in Lou Classic 8K 276 25:42.6 70 4
Oct. 19 Inter-Regional Rumble 8K 342 25:22.9 33 4
Nov. 2 UAA Championships 8K 75 25:58.5 32 5
Nov. 16 NCAA Great Lakes Regional 8K 255 24:33.9 17 3
Nov. 23 NCAA DIII Championships 8K 280 25:31.2 109 1


2018 (Sophomore): Competed in five races for the Spartans during his sophomore season… Was the team’s top finisher and placed sixth overall in the four-mile run at the Allegheny Classic… Was fifth among CWRU finishers and 48th overall at the UAA Championships… Recorded his best 8K time of the season at the All-Ohio Championships, finishing 32nd among Division III competitors with a mark of 25:57.3… Placed second overall at the season-opening Sudeck Sunset Classic Stampede.

  Meet Dist. # of Runners Time Overall Pl. Team Pl.
Aug. 31 Sudeck Sunset Classic Stampede 6K 41 19:39.2 2 2
Sep. 15 Allegheny Classic 4M 116 20:53.0 6 1
Sep. 29 All-Ohio Championships 8K 324 (148 D3) 25:57.3 85 (32 D3) 7
Oct. 13 Inter-Region Rumble 8K 308 26:13.2 18 6
Oct. 28 UAA Championships 8K  77 27:07.9 48 5


2017 (Freshman): Ran in four races during his freshman season… Was the team’s second finisher in the open race at the All-Ohio Championships with a season-best 8K time of 26:47.0, placing 26th overall.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 6K/20:36.9/30th place (Team Finish: 14th)
  • OWU Invitational: 8K/27:49.8/83rd place (Team Finish: 17th)
  • Allegheny Classic: 4 miles/22:29/67th place (Team Finish: 15th)
  • All-Ohio Open Race: 8K/26:47.0/26th place (Team Finish: 2nd)

Personal: Competed for Archbishop Mitty High School, serving as a captain of the cross country team during his senior year... Won his team's Black & Gold Coaches Award in 2017... Multiple-time honor roll selection... Also played badminton in high school... Born January 9... Son of Alvaro and Irma... Uncle, Juan Pinales, was a cross country and track & field team member at Fresno State.