at NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round
at NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships
2014 Indoors: Ran at six meets for New Mexico between distances ranging between 400 and 800 meters … First taste of competition came at the Lobo Collegiate Invitational with an 11th-place time of 50.69* in the 400 … Took ninth in the 600 at the Cherry & Silver Invitational (time of 1:21.41) … Ran primarily the 800 for the rest of the season, placing fourth at the New Mexico Team Invitational (1:51.78*), third at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational (1:49.96*) and fourth at the Mountain West Championships (1:50.76*).
2014 Outdoors: Competed six times for the Lobos, largely in the 800 meters with some action in the 4x400 relay … Opened at the Stanford Invitational, with a 12th-place time of 1:50.82 … Took third at the Jim Click Shootout (1:50.83) before improving at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge (second place, 1:50.36) a few weeks later … Won the 800 at the Don Kirby Tailwind Open with a personal-record 1:49.01* … Claimed a photo-finish victory in the 800 at the Mountain West Championships, edging host Wyoming's Harry Fisher at the line with a time of 1:49.86* … Advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary round, finishing with time of 1:53.02 … In the 4x400 relay, helped the men to a win at the Jim Click Shootout and second at the MW Championships.
2013 Indoor: Participated at five meets, mostly in the 800 and 4x400 relay ... Opened at the Lumberjack Team Challenge, placing 14th in the 400 (50.69*) ... Ran to a third-place time in the mile at the Cherry & Silver Invitational (4:09.16*) and a second-place time in the 600 at the New Mexico Classic (1:20.75) ... Claimed second in the 800 at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational, clocking in at 1:51.86* ... Took fourth at the Mountain West Championships, finishign in 1:51.85.
2013 Outdoor: Ran at six meets, almost exclusively in the 800 ... Started the season with a 3:54.73 mark in the 1500 at the Stanford Invitational, his only of the season, placing seventh in his heat ... Competed in five straight 800 after than, including a victory at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational (1:50.94*) and a sixth-place showing at the Air Force Triangular (1:55.68*) ... Ran the 800 twice in a pair of California meets, placing 10th at the Beach Invitational (1:52.03) and sixth at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (1:51.60) ... Claimed fifth at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, finishing in 1:50.42.
2012 Indoor: Competed at six meets, primarily in the 800 ... Placed top-three in five 800-meter races at four meets, including victories at the Mountain West Indoor Championships, Cherry & Silver Invitational and New Mexico Classic ... Took second in the 800 at the highly-competitive Don Kirby Elite Invitational ... Claimed 13th at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame.
2012 Outdoor: Redshirt season, making up for his redshirt indoor season his freshman year in 2010 ... Competed only once, at the New Mexico Tailwind Invitational, placing sixth overall in the 1,500.
2011 Indoor: At the Lobo Open, Aragon notched a 2nd-place finish in the 800 meter run (finishing in 1:51.86), as well as being part of the first-place 4x400 meter relay team ... Finished the 400 meter dash in 49.85s at the Cherry and Silver, good for 14th, while also running with the 4x400 meter relay team, finishing 6th ... At the New Mexico Invite, Aragon won the 800 meter run with a 1:50.30 time while helping the 4x400 meter relay team finish seventh ... Ran a 4:20.91 mile at the New Mexico Classic and Multis, good for tenth ... At the Don Kirby Invitational, finished first in the 800 meter run (1:50:10), while running with the 4x400 meter relay team on route to a 4th-place finish ... Posted a 5th-place finish in the 800m run at the MWC Championships, finishing in 1:51.28 ... Named anNCAA Indoor All-American in track and field (800m leg of the distance medley relay).
2011 Outdoor: Paced the 4x400 meter relay team to a third-place finish at the New Mexico Tailwind Invitiational ... Recorded an 8th-place finish in the 800 meter run at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational, finishing in 1:51.64 ... Placed 7th in the 800 meter run at the MWC Championships in Ft. Collins with a time of 1:51.70 ... Qualified to the West Regional for track in the 800m.
2010 Indoor: Redshirt season ... Competed at four meets, all in Albuquerque ... Ran a season-best time of 1:52.55 time in the 800 at the New Mexico Invitational.
2010 Outdoor: Competed at six meets, including the conference championships ... Opened at the UTEP Springtime Invitational, clocking a 1:53.51 time in the 800 ... Ran a 49.84 time in the 400 at the UTEP Invitational ... Posted a 1:52.38 and a 1:52.87 time in the 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays and Brutus Hamilton Invitational, respectively ... Placed ninth in the 800 at the MWC Championships with a 1:51.29 time, a season-best.
Four-year letterman for Valley HS coach Chuck Clark in track and cross country ... two-year letterman in swimming ... 2008 and 2009 5A 800m State Champion in New Mexico ... Ran school records in the 800m (1:53 time) and 1600m (4:24 time) as a senior in 2009.
Full name is Gabriel Adam Aragon ... Son of Baron, a building maintenance manager, and Yolanda, a retired administrative assistant ... Valley High School's 2009 Graduating Class salutatorian with a 4.52 weighted GPA ... Has maintained a high GPA at UNM ... Hobbies include running and collecting Hotwheel Corvettes ... Majoring in Business (Accounting).
400 meters: 49.85
600 meters: 1:19.35
800 meters: 1:49.37*
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
• First Team All-American, 2011 (DMR)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol