|Hometown:||Santa Maria, CA|
|High School:||Santa Maria|
|Events:||Middle and Long Distance|
Pineda ran track and cross country for Santa Maria High School. He finished in the top-eight in the 800- and 3,200-meter events during the league finals as a senior. He ranks in the school’s top-10 all-time in the 1,600 and 3,200. He is a civil engineering major.