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.
Freshman pole vaulter Michael Cyphers set the third best mark in UMass history for the indoor pole vault on Friday.
2011-12 (Sophomore): Indoor Track: Competed in six meets ... At the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/17) placed sixth and qualified for both the New England Championship and IC4A Championship in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 7:52.71 ... Took home third place in the Distance Medley Relay at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/17) with a time of 10:11.53.
2010-11 (Freshman): Outdoor Track: Competed in three meets as a freshman ... In the 3200 meter run, clocked in at 9:32.97 while placing third at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet (4/30) ... By crossing the line at 15:38.20, placed ninth in the 5000 meter run at the UMass Invite (4/9). Indoor Track: Competed in two meets ... At the A-10 Championships (2/18) finished with a time of 2:01.74 in the 800 meter run, taking 19th in the preliminaries. Cross Country: Competed in two meets ... Finished in the 107th spot at the IC4A Championships (11/20) while placing third on the team in 26:51.1 ... Placed fourth on the team and 187th overall at the New England Championships (10/9), with a time of 26:59.
Before UMass: Four-year letter winner at Methuen High School in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track and field... Holds school records in the 4 x 1 mile, distance medley relay, mile, two mile as well as on the home cross country course ... Holds the state outdoor track and field record in the 4 x 1 mile ... Was a state champion in the 4x800 meter relay and All-American in the 4 x 1 mile as a senior ... Was a four year cross country Merrimack Valley All-Conference member as well as the Merrimack Valley Runner of the Year as a senior ... Was named the indoor track and field Merrimack Valley Conference Runner of the Year as a junior ... As a sophomore, junior, and senior was named an indoor and outdoor track and field Merrimack Valley All-Conference Athlete ... Named team MVP in cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field as a junior and senior ... As a junior and senior was named a cross country Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Athlete ... As a senior was named an outdoor track and field (4x800 meter relay) Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Athlete ... Was the cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field captain as a junior and senior ... Named a high school outdoor track and field National All-American in the 4 x 1 mile ... Was an Eagle Tribune All-Star in outdoor track and field as a junior and senior, as well as in cross country as a junior and indoor track and field as a senior.
Personal: Born Jared Christopher Reddy on August 8. 2010, in Methuen, Mass. ... Son of Jennifer and Jeff Reddy ... Brother to Justin, Jeffrey, Jacob, and Jenna ... Major is undeclared.
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