SAN ANTONIO – UTSA Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Aaron Fox has announced that the Roadrunners have signed Pan American Games medalist Martín Kouyoumdjian to join the UTSA roster in January and compete in the upcoming 2023-24 season.
“Martín Kouyoumdjian is a very talented athlete with a huge upside. Given what he and his coaches have achieved in such a short amount of time, we’re looking to build on a strong foundation,” Fox said. “We are looking forward to helping him reach his potential in the classroom and in competition.”
A long sprinter with limited experience and a huge upside, Kouyoumdjian played 15 years of soccer but only began training and competing in track in 2021 – quickly making his presence known on the international stage. Since then, he’s earned bronze at the 2021 South American Athletics U20 Championships in the 400m and finished 14th at the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships in Columbia. This season, his performances ascended to a whole new level, winning the Chilean Championships in both the 200m and 400m, then earning the Bronze while representing Chile at the Pan American Games, topping out with a personal-best time of 46.35 – he also collected a seventh-place PanAm finish in the 4x400m relay as Chile’s second leg. In winning the 200m national title, he registered a personal-best 20.95 mark at Santiago’s Pista Atlética Eliana Gaete Lazo.