Michael Cyphers could make an impact for the Minutemen as a freshman in the pole vault, placing second in the event at New Englands last week.
Three freshmen qualified for New Englands this season for the Minutemen.
The Minutemen are set to compete in the Atlantic 10 Championship this weekend at Mackal Fieldhouse in Kingston, R.I.
The Giegengack Invitational is set for 12:00 P.M. this Saturday at Coxe Cage in New Haven, Conn.
The men's track and field team will compete in Roxbury, Mass. at the Joe Donahue indoor Games Friday.
Fifth All-Time At UMass In The 4x400 Meter Relay - 3:15.67
2011-12 (Sophomore): Indoor Track: Competed in all eighth meets ... Finish third at the IC4A Championship (3/4) in the distance medley relay with a time of 10:15.27 ... At the IC4A Championships (3/4), helped contribute to the best fifth all time 4x400 meter relay time of 3:15.67 ... Contributed to the seventh place finish of the 4x400 relay team with a time of 3:17.26 at the New England Championship (2/24) earning them a qualifying spot for the IC4A Championship ... Came in second place at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/17) with a time of 49.59 in the 400 meter dash ... Finished in 19th place with a time of 48.89 in the 400 meter dash, good enough to earn him a qualifying spot in the IC4A at the Valentine Invitational (2/11) ... Contributed to the 20th place finish of the 4x400 relay team at the Valentine Invitation (2/11) with a time of 3:20.19 earning them a qualifying spot at the New England meet ... Placed fourth in the Giegengack Invitational (2/4) in the 400 meter dash with a time of 49.98 ... Finished in third place with a time of 49.86 at the Reebok Games (1/27), qualifying him for New England's 400 meter dash ... Helped secure the number one spot in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:27.55 at the Sorlien Invitational (1/14).
2010-11 (Freshman): Outdoor Track: Competed in seven meets ... Set a team season best time in the 400 hurdles of 53.74 while placing first and qualifying for the IC4A Championships at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet (4/30) ... As part of a 4x400 meter relay team, placed fourth at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet (4/30) with a team time of 3:22.45 ... Recorded a time of 54.59 at the Minutemen Invitational (4/16), good enough for first place in the 400 meter hurdles ... With a time of 54.59 placed third at the UMass Invite (4/9) in the 400 IMH ... Placed first in the 400 meter hurdles at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (4/2) by crossing the line at 55.02. Indoor Track: As a freshman competed in six meets ... Was part of a New England Championships qualifying 4x400 meter relay team at the Valentine Invitational (2/12), as the quad finished in 3:21.18, good enough for 21st place ... Placed 9th at the A-10 Championships (2/25) as a member of a 4x400 meter relay squad that posted a team best season event time of 3:20.76 ... At the A-10 Meet (2/25), placed third in the distance medley realy with a four man unit that broke the A-10 Championships Meet record time in the event with a time of 9:57.93.
Before UMass: A 2010 graduate of New Bedford High School ... Was a three year letter winner under coaches Steve Gardiner, Isaiah Hovtunan, and Jeremy Tilton ... Holds school records in the 55 meter and 110 meter hurdles.
Personal: Aaron Christopher Araujo ... Born March 31, 1992 in New Bedford, Mass. ... Son Americo and Kristin ... Brother to Derek and Adam ... Majoring in Physics.
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