400 - 44.93 / 46.01i
Placed fifth in 400 at NCAA Indoor Championships with an indoor best of 46.01 ... Finished sixth at NCAA Outdoor Championships with a 45.56 ... Big 12 Indoor silver medalist (46.49) ... Big 12 Outdoor silver medalist (46.02) ... Lowered career best in 400 three times during outdoor season ... Won Arizona State Invitational in 45.89 late March ... Then returned from an injury in late April to set personal best marks in both rounds of the NCAA West region preliminary held in late May at Austin, clocking 45.39 and 44.93 to win his prelim and quarterfinal races ... Won Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational (46.76) ... Claimed gold medal at Bahamas Championships (45.21) and finished third at NACAC U-23 Championships (45.90) in Florida ... Indoors, opened season with a 46.01 to win Texas A&M Invitational and automatically qualify for national meet ... Also won Texas dual (46.03) and New Balance Collegiate (46.35).
Second leg of 4 x 400 relay that won NCAA Championship in a school record of 3:00.89 ... Ran opening leg of NCAA Indoor gold medal squad that set a school record of 3:04.40 ... Part of four other victories during indoor season in 4 x 400 - Texas dual (3:05.92), Texas A&M Challenge (3:04.86), New Balance Collegiate (3:07.92) and Big 12 Indoor (3:04.99) ... Also part of four 4 x 400 victories during outdoor season -Arizona State (3:06.15 meet record), Texas Relays (3:01.55), NCAA West prelim (3:01.89) and NCAA semifinal (3:06.00) ... Win at Texas Relays was first victory by A&M in 4 x 400 for 30 years ... Ran on 4 x 200 relay which set a meet record in winning Texas Relays title in 1:20.61 ... Also part of 4 x 200 squad that placed fourth at Penn Relays (1:22.31) after winning prelim in 1:21.22 ... Pinder suffered an injury running third leg in final of Penn Relays ... Third leg of 4 x 100 relay which won three races - Arizona State Invitational (39.35), Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational (39.78), and Penn Relays (39.08).
Competed at Essex County Junior College in New Jersey ... Coached by Michael Smart ... 2009 NJCAA Indoor runner-up in 400 (46.89) on oversized track in Lubbock ... Set an indoor best of 47.02 in New York during 2008 season ... Member of Bahamas 4 x 400 relay that finished third at Carifta Games.
2007 graduate of Tabernacle Baptist Christian in Freeport, Bahamas ... Coached by Fredrick Bastian ... Placed fifth in 400 at 2007 Carifta Games ... Ran in the prelims of 400 at 2007 Pan Am Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil ... Ran opening leg of Bahamas 4 x 400 relay that set a national junior record of 3:08.56 as runner-up in the 2006 Carifta Games in France.
Demetrius Rashad Pinder is the son of Gary and Enamas Pinder, born in Bahamas on February 13, 1989 ... Majoring in Liberal Arts / Theater.