Michael Aiken
Michael Aiken
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fontana, Calif.
High School: Claremont HS
Position: Sprints

Michael Aiken will add depth to the Gaucho relay squads as well as the short sprints. Look for him to break out in the 200m in 2014.

2012-2013
Carried the baton on four winning 4 x 100m teams over the span of the Gaucho Round-Up, All-Cal Challenge Cup, UC Riverside Dual Meet and the Cal Nevada Championships. Established a lifetime best in the 100m with a 10.97 to take 5th place at the Challenge Cup. Also took third in the 200m at the Challenge Cup, sparking the Gaucho men to a meet victory.

2011-2012
In his first year, Aiken placed 15th in the 200m and 6th in the 4x100m relay. Aiken also competed in 100m and 400m throughout the season. Ran 21.89 at the Cal-Nevada Championships to set a new PR. He posted a best time in the 100m at the All-Cal Challenge where he ran 11.12 and placed 4th. Perhaps his finest freshman year moment came when he broke a close dual meet against Cal Poly wide open with a wind-aided 200m victory of 21.98.


Prep
Aiken was the Sierra League Champion in the 4x100m relay, 200m and 4x400m relay...finished second in the 100m during his senior year...Broke school record in the sprint medley relay as well as set the fastest all-time record in the 200m...Anchored the 4x200m relay team that set the second fastest all-time record in school history...Placed seventh in the 100m and third place in the 200m in the San Gabriel Valley...Member of the San Gabriel Valley relay team during his senior year.


Personal
Son of Angela Howard and Lawrence Aiken...Has one brother Brian...Chose UCSB for its academics and locations...Enjoys listening to music, wriitng and hanging out with friends...Didn't start competing in Track and Field till his junior year in high schoool...Hopes to attend a graduate business school after college and earn an MBA...Dreams to travel the world...Favorite movie is "Lost Samurai"...Enjoys listening to Hip-Hop, R&B, Jazz...Favorite artists are MF Doom, Common, Big Sean, Drake among others...Favorite athlete is Jodie Williams and Usain Bolt.

Collegiate Bests
100m- 10.97 (2013 All-Cal Challenge Cup)
200m- 21.89 (Cal-Nevada Championships, 3/31/12)
400m- 52.99 (Cal Poly Invite (3/24/12)

Big West Championships
2012- 200m, 15th, 22.60
2012- 4 x 100m, 6th, 41.52

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