Pietras, who hails from Ludlow, Mass., ran a time of 9:02.27, just 44 hundredths of a second behind the leader.
There were three other point scorers for the Pride. They included junior Ryan O'Connell (Middleboro, Mass.), who finished fourth in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:51.91.
Sophomore Orlando Harvey (Chicopee, Mass.) took a fifth in the shot put with a toss of 15.79 meters.
And junior Anthony Salvucci (Burlington, Mass.) placed eighth in the 5000 meters with a time of 15:53.64.
Pietras scored eight points, O'Connell five, Harvey four, and Salvucci one.
Others from SC who competed included the 4x800 relay team, which finished ninth, just missing out in the point-scoring; and the 4x100 relay team, which finished 22nd.
In addition, sophomore Parker Ashton-Young (Tolland, Conn.) placed 13th in the javelin with a toss of 49.92 meters.
Next week, a select few will travel to Claremont, California for the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships.