TMI runner signs with UT-Austin

State champion distance runner Chris Pietraszkiewicz flashes the Hook ‘em, Horns signal as he signs a national letter of intent to run cross-country and track as a student at UT-Austin next year.

Chris Pietraszkiewicz, a senior at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, signed a national letter of intent Feb. 5 to commit to the University of Texas at Austin, where he will be a member of the distance cross-country and track teams next year.

Captain of TMI’s varsity cross-country team in 2012 and 2013, Pietraszkiewicz is a two-time TAPPS state champion, posting first-place wins in the 5000m event at the 2012 and 2013 state meets. He has been nationally ranked among the Top 50 high-school runners and was twice named Private School Runner of the Week.

A member of TMI’s National Honor Society, he made the TAPPS Academic All State team for cross-country in 2012 and for track in 2013. He also has been named to the San Antonio Express-News Super Team for cross-country and was recognized Feb. 2 by KSAT-TV as a Scholar Athlete of the Week, an honor for high-school seniors of outstanding achievement in school, sports and their community.

He plans to study biology, geosciences or engineering at UT.