Drew Piazza

  • Drew
  • Piazza

  • Event
    Mid-Distance
  • Class
    Senior
  • High School/Other
    Danvers
  • Hometown
    Danvers, Mass.

Updated: March 22, 2017

2017 outdoor:

2017 indoor: Placed second in the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:47.62, earning first-team All-America honors in the event … Won his heat in the 800-meter event at the ACC Championships, qualifying for the finals … Earned a silver-medal finish at the conference meet with a 800-meter time of 1:46.42 – good enough for second on Tech’s all-time list … Was awarded first-team All-ACC honors as well … Placed first in the 600 meters with a facility- and school-record time of 1:17.26 at the Virginia Tech Challenge … Was named the ACC Men’s Track Performer of the Week following his performances at the Virginia Tech Challenge on Feb. 21 … Was a member of the winning 4x4 relay team at the Music City Challenge, finishing the race in a school-record time of 3 minutes, 11.11 seconds for the win ... Also collected a second-place finish as a member of the distance medley relay team at the Music City Challenge, finishing in a time of 9:31.15 - the fifth-fastest time in the event in program history ... Placed third in the 800 at the Camel City Invitational with a time of 1:49.41 ... Ran unattached in the 1,000 at the Hokie Invitational, winning the event in a time of 2:22.72 – the sixth-fastest time in the event in school history … Ran unattached in the mile at the Virginia Tech Invitational and won that event as well, running it in a personal-best time of 4:09.19.

Prior to Tech: Ran three years at the University of New Hampshire before transferring to Virginia Tech … Came in 24th in the 800-meter run at the NCAA East Regional with a time of 1:49.11 … Won the 800 at the America East Conference Championships in a time of 1:50.76 and was a member of the winning 4x800 relay team … Won five conference championships during his career at New Hampshire … Placed ninth in the 800 at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.

High school: Lettered in cross country for three years at Danvers under coach John Norris … Placed third in the 600-meter race at the 2013 state indoor meet and fourth in the 800 at the outdoor meet … Personal bests include 1:23.16 (600), 1:55.17 (800), 2:35.18 (1,000) and 4:36.53 (mile) … Also lettered three times in soccer for coach Mike Chase and was named a Salem News All-American.

Personal: Born Jan. 28, 1995 … Son of Laurie Henderson … Has one brother, Cody … Majoring in general engineering.

Piazza's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

600m - 1:17.26, VT Challenge (2017)

800m - 1:46.42, ACC Championships (2017)

1,000m - 2:21.97, David Hemery Valentine Invitational (2016)

Mile - 4:09.19, VT Invitational (2017)

italics = at New Hampshire

bold = unattached

400m - 49.69, University of New Hampshire (2016)

800m - 1:47.66, ECAC Championships (2015)

1,500m - 3:55.69, UNH Wildcat Invitational (2014)

Mile - 4:06.25, Ocean State Invitational (2016)

italics = at New Hampshire

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