David Pachuta  
David Pachuta

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eagan, Minn.

High School:
Eastview HS

Position:
Mid-Distance


04/24/2014

Drake Relays Highlight Busy Weekend

The Gophers will try for their fourth-straight 4x800 title at the Drake Relays.

07/11/2012

Gophers Place 86 on Big Ten Distinguished Scholar List

List of student-athletes with a 3.7 or better GPA grows by 26 percent

06/24/2012

Pachuta's Trials End In Semifinals

Senior placed fifth with a time of 1:46.83

06/23/2012

David Pachuta Advances To U.S. Olympic Semifinals

Abda (800) and Mead (10,000) fall short

06/07/2012

Gophers Unable to Advance During Day 2 at NCAA Championships

Hutton runs lifetime best in 1500, 4X400 relay posts 10th-best time in school history

Career Highlights
A 2011 NCAA Championships competitor in the 800 meters and 4x400-meter relay • 2010 NCAA Preliminary Meet competitor in 800 meters and 4x400-meter relay • set the Gopher record in the outdoor 800 meters (1:46.62) • ranks eighth in Gopher history in the 600-meter dash (1:18.76) • made the semifinals of the 800 meters at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in a total of nine events for the indoor season • finished second in the 800 meters at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 1:48.05 • ran the third leg of the distance medley relay at the Big Ten Championships (9:50.51) • finished second at the Bill Bergan Invite with a time of 1:46.98, the second-fastest time in school history • won the 800 meters at the Jack Johnson Classic with a time of 1:49.90, a University of Minnesota Fieldhouse record • finished second in the 1,000 meters at the Holiday Inn Invitational with a time of 2:26.50 • ran the third leg for the 4x400 meter relay team that won both the Holiday Inn Invitational (3:12.13) and Jack Johnson Classic (3:15.30) • the 4x400 meter relay team also took third at the Iowa State Classic (3:09.00) and fifth at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3:06.87, fourth-fastest in school history). Outdoor: Set the school record in the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships (1:46.62) • also competed on the 4x400m relay team • finished second in the 800m at the Big Ten Championships (1:46.74) • finished third in the 800m at the Stanford Invite (1:48.45) • ran the third leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that ran a time of 3:06.50 at the Big Ten Championships • 4x400m team won at the Mt. SAC Relays • led off the 4x800m relay team that won the Drake Relays (7:19.02) • ran the third leg of the distance medley relay team that won the Drake Relays with a school record time of 9:36.21 • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 SeasonIndoor:finished third in the 600 meters (1:20.88) at the Snowshoe Open.Outdoor:took fifth at the Big Ten championships in the 800 meters with a time of 1:49.10 • finished second (1:48.91) in the 800m at the Musco Twilight • led offthe Gopher 4x800-meter relay (7:19.51) which broke the school record and won first place at the Drake Relays• letterwinner.

2010 Season
Indoor:
Ran in four meets • placed fifth in the 600 meters (1:18.76) at the Big Ten Championships with the seventh-fastest time in Gopher history • ran the third leg of the 4x400-meter relay that placed fourth at Big Tens with an NCAA provisional time of 3:13.57 • ran season-best 800-meter time of 1:51.51 at Iowa State Classic. Outdoor: NCAA Preliminary Meet competitor in 800 meters and 4x400-meter relay • clocked a time of 1:50.64 in NCAA quarterfinal • ran the third leg of the 4x400m relay that finished 18th in NCAA quarterfinal with a season-best time of 3:08.59 • placed sixth in the 800 meters at the Big Ten Championships with a career-best time of 1:49.67, the No. 9 time in Gopher history • ran the third leg of 4x400m relay that placed fourth at Big Tens • ran the third leg of the 4x800-meter relay that placed second at Drake Relays with a school-record time of 7:18.18 • an Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second varsity letter.

2009 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

2008 Season:
Indoor: Competed in three meets • earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors as a member of the runner-up distance medley relay • also ran 800 meters in Big Ten meet • clocked season-best time of 1:52.87 in 800 meters at Iowa State Classic.. Outdoor: Competed in seven meets • ran the 800 meters in the Big Ten Championships • clocked top 800m time of 1:52.24 at Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational • ran the second leg of the Gophers' distance medley relay that won the title at the Clemson Relays • varsity letterwinner.

High School:
A 2007 graduate of Eastview High School • coach was Tom Sharp • placed ninth at Minnesota Class AA state meet in the 800 meters (1:58.83) • earned all-state honors as a member of the fifth-place 4x800-meter relay • Lake Conference champion in the 800 meters as a senior • two-time all-conference honoree in both corss country and track • lettered three times in both cross country and track • honor student • Eastview's 2007 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Personal:
Born June 21, 1989 • biology major • parents are Robin and Steven Pachuta • has younger sister, Rebecca • plays both the bass and acoustic guitar.