Meet the 2017 Competitors: Drew Piazza

Drew Piazza | Men’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Twitter | Instagram | Snapchat

College: Virginia Tech
1500m PR: 3:40.62

5 things About Me: Drew Piazza

  1. I once broke my pinky catching a Nerf football – the finger is still slightly deformed.
  2. I transferred from the University of New Hampshire to Virginia Tech after my junior year.
  3. I was the slowest and most out of shape person on my soccer team freshman year – was told I was “slow as s**t” by my coach.
  4. My nickname in 8th grade and all throughout highschool was “Butters” – the South Park character. No good reason for it, a kid decided to call me that one day and for some reason it stuck with everyone.
  5. I threw a no hitter during 3 innings pitching at my 5th grade All-Star Baseball game and it’s honestly one of my proudest sports moments to this day.

5 Fast Questions

  1. What actor would play the movie version of you? Zach Braff
  2. What did you want to be when you grew up? MLS Soccer Player
  3. Favorite post-run drink or snack? Chocolate Milk
  4. What was your AIM screenname? drewdrew01
  5. If you had a “walk up” song as you approached the starting line, what would it be? “Enter Sandman” by Metallica

Check out Drew’s interview on the Summer of Miles podcast after breaking 4!

Learn more about Drew at: VIS Experience | Run with the Pros Sir Walter “Extra” Miler

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