Competed in the distance events for the Frogs during the indoor season, including seeing action in the mile, 3,000 meters and 5,000 ... Finished in the top 25 in the MWC at the conference indoor championships in the men's 3,000 meters ... Came back during the outdoor season and finished third in both the 1,500 and 3,000 meters at the TCU Invitational and Horned Frog Invitational, respectively ... Also competed in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing fifth overall at both the Bobby Lane Invitational and Texas Relays.
2009 Cross Country
Tijerina had a breakout 2009 season as he posted the second-fastest 10K time in the MWC heading into regional action ... The sophomore finished first amongst TCU runners at the Ken Garland Invitational, MWC Championships, Cowboy Jamboree and Chile Pepper Festival ... Clocked a third-place showing at the TCU Season Opener ... Crossed the finish line in fourth-place at the Ken Garland Invitational, while also placing 36th overall at the 2009 MWC Championships.
Was part of the distance medley relay team that collected sixth-place honors at the MWC Indoor Championships ... Produced a seventh-place showing at the at the Texas Tech Invite in the mile run ... Came back during the outdoor season to win the 3,000 meters at the Mean Green Twilight ... Also captured the 3,000-meter steeplechase title at the TCU Invitational ... Turned in a fourth-place showing at the Texas Tech Invite during the outdoor season in the steeplechase as well.
2008 Cross Country
Tijerina's top-finish was a 17th-place showing at the North Texas Opener ... Overall, placed 38th at the Baylor Twilight, while collecting a 49th-place finish at the MWC Championships in San Diego ... Also competed at the Chile Pepper Festival and Cowboy Jamboree ... He closed out the 2008 rankings No. 5 in the MWC Standings for 6K time.
Saint Joseph Academy
Tijerina excelled both in track and field and cross country ... He was a two-time all-state selection in cross country, while also being a member of the 2007 TAPPS 6A first-team all-state in track and field ... A three-time cross country runner of the year at St. Joseph's, Tijerina clocked a top-time of 16:36 in the 5K and 9:48 in the 3200 meters.