Officers

Learn about our awesome officers! If you have any questions, feel free to email them by clicking on the link located under each bio.


 

Ariana Khu
President
Hey there, I'm Ariana! I fell in love with Texas Triathlon from the day I got to UT. I've been competing in triathlons since sophomore year of high school, but joining Texas Tri gave me a phenomenal group of people to train and learn with. Staring Fall 2017, I'll be a Junior. I'm majoring in Marine Biology with the hope of attending grad school following my time here at UT. This summer (2016), I'll be racing two 70.3s, and I'll be competing for Team USA as an Age-Grouper for the second time in September 2016. Outside of training and getting to help lead this amazing team, I enjoy spending time with my fish, kayaking, reading, and camping. If you have any interest in being part of our team or just want more info, please email me! I would love to hear from you!
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Kyle Polansky
Vice President
Hey everyone, my name is Kyle Polansky. I'm a junior studying Electrical/Computer Engineering. I got into endurance sports by starting to run in 3rd grade. I became more competitive in high school, running for Southlake Carroll. After my final track season, I bought a road bike and fell in love with cycling. After learning how to swim, it felt natural to give triathlon a try. I've had a blast so far, and I'm excited to be able to help grow the sport and the team even more.
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Mathias Hanssen
Treasurer
Hey everyone, my name is Mathias (muh-TEE-us) and I am a third-year Civil Engineering major here at UT. I did my first couple of triathlons back in high school, but lost interest/time to train for them. It wasn't until I met this awesome group of people (Texas Tri team) during my 3rd semester here that my passion was reignited. I love this team and our Tri community; there are so many extraordinary and interesting people in this sport! When I am not studying or training, I enjoy playing the cello and cooking better food than I usually do. I am excited for my first semester as an officer and to help continue this team's success!
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Connor White
Sponsorship/Webmaster
I’m Connor White, a junior studying Software Engineering. After catching the tri bug at CapTex sophmore year of highschool, I went on to race for my highschool's track, cross country and swim teams, before joining Texas Triathlon my first year at UT.
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Michael Orlando
Fundraising
Hey everyone, my name is Michael Orlando. I am a third year Nutrition Major. I am a local Austinite and attended Bowie high school in south Austin. While in high school, I played soccer and ran cross country and track. When I came to college I knew I wanted to get into something a little bit more full body and so I joined this wonderful team. This team has been one of the most fulfilling opportunities of my college experience so far and has allowed me to travel and meet all kinds of interesting people. I see great things to come from this team in the future and I would love to answer any questions you have!
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Marshall Yale
Travel
Hey guys, my name is Marshall Yale, and I am a fourth year Junior studying aerospace engineering. I did my first triathlon as a freshman in high school, but I mostly stuck with swimming my entire high school career. I joined the triathlon team my Freshman year of college, and I've seen the team improve tremendously since I started. I'm very excited to be the travel officer and to continue to develop this fantastic team!
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Patrick Mannon
Volunteering/Recruiting
Hello! I'm Patrick and I'm in charge of volunteering and recruiting for Texas Triathlon. It's my second year of graduate school in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering here at UT. I played lots of sportsballs growing up but didn't start triathlon training until I joined the team last year. Eating is my favorite of the four triathlon sports followed shortly by cycling and then the other two. I enjoy crafting, heart-to-heart conversations, and listening to podcasts; I have a large cycling-themed tattoo, prepare most of my food in a crockpot, and rode my bike across the United States. Texas Triathlon is my favorite and joining the team is the best decision I've made definitely in Texas, maybe in life. If you're curious about Texas Triathlon, or really anything else, feel free to reach out. I love to talk.
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