Aidan Gilson
Aidan Gilson
Height: 6-3
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Florence, Mass.
High School: Northampton
Position: Distance
Major: Bioengineering

Collegiate Personal Bests
800m - 1:59.85
1,000m - 2:26.19 - MIT Varsity Record
Mile - 4:11.03
3,000m - 8:17.03

800m - 2:01.84
1500m - 3:58.42
400H - 58.37
3,000m Steeplechase - 9:05.61

2017-18: USTFCCCA All-American (3,000m steeplechase)... NEICAAA All-Region (3,000m steeplechase)... NEWMAC Champion (3,000m steeplechase)... NEWMAC First Team All-Conference (3,000m steeplechase)... All-New England (Indoor - Mile, 3,000m and 4x800, Outdoor - 4x400 and 3,000m steeplechase)... NCAA Indoor Track and Field Elite 90 recipient... NCAA Qualifier (Indoor - 3,000m, Outdoor - 3,000m steeplechase)... Google Cloud First Team Academic All-American... Google Cloud Academic All-District... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... USTFCCCA All-Academic Team... Finished eighth in the steeplechase in a time of 9:16.04 at the NCAA Outdoor Championship... Was second in both the New England D3 Outdoor Championship and the NEWMAC Championship in the steeplechase... Finished seventh in the 400-meter hurdles at the NEWMAC Championship in a season-best 58.37 seconds... Finished 13th at the NCAA Indoor Championship in the 3,000m in 8:29.69... At the New England D3 Indoor Championship, he was second in the mile, sixth in the 4x800 relay and seventh in the 3,000m... Set the MIT varsity school record in the 1,000 with a time of 2:26.19 at the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational... Won the mile at the Tufts Cupid Challenge in a season-best 4:11.03... Ran his season-best in the 3,000m at the BU John Thomas Terrier Classic (8:17.03) and his season-best in the 800m at the Bowdoin College Invitational as he was sixth in 1:59.85.

2016-17: New England All-Region (Indoor - 1,000m and Mile)... NEWMAC Champion (3,000m Steeplechase).. NCAA Elite 90 Winner for outdoor track and field... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Placed 11th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championship in a time of 9:25.19... Was second in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NEICAAA Outdoor Championship while capturing the D3 New England Outdoor Championship and the NEWMAC Championship in the 3,000m steeplechase... Was fourth in the 400m hurdles at the NEWMAC Championship with a time of 58.86... Was fifth in the mile at the NEICAAA Indoor Championship in 4:13.33... Was fourth in both the 1,000m (2:30.93) and mile (4:17.19) at the D3 New England Indoor Championship.

2015-16: NEWMAC Champion (3000m Steeplechase) ... New England Champion (Indoor - Mile) ... USTFCCCA All-Region (Indoor - Mile; Outdoor - 3000m Steeplechase) ... Broke the MIT Indoor Rookie Record in the 3000m run (8:28.85) ... USTFCCCA Scholar-Athlete ... competed in nine indoor meets ... at the New England Division III Indoor Championship (2/19-20), crossed the line first in the Mile (4:25.20), fourth in the DMR (10:31.28) and seventh in the 4x800m relay (7:57.32) ... the following weekend at the NEICAAA Championship, placed sixth in the DMR (9:56.67) and 17th in the 3000m run (8:34.98) ... crossed the line in 8:28.85 in the 3000m run at the John Thomas Terrier Classic (1/29-30) to break the MIT Rookie Indoor Record ... competed in eight outdoor meets ... won the 3,000m steeplechase (9:35.21), placed fourth in the 4x400m relay (3:26.19) and 11th in the 800m (2:01.84 - a career best) at the NEWMAC Championship (4/30) ... finished second with a career best time of 9:23.50 in the 3,000m steeplechase at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship (5/5-7) ... in the same event went on to place eighth (9:32.40) at the NEICAAA Outdoor Championship (5/13-14) and 15th (9:52.63) at the ECAC Division III Outdoor Championship (5/18-19) ... also clinched the 3,000m steeplechase title at the Sean Collier Invitational (4/23) with a time of 9:43.91 and the MIT vs. Williams Dual Meet (4/16) in 9:43.91.

Off the Track at MIT: Also a member of the MIT men’s cross country team... Majoring in bioengineering with a minor in computer science and a concentration in economics... UROP doing CRISPR research at the Koch Institute... Observer and intern at Bay State Hospital in the pediatric clinic... Won the NCAA Elite 90 for outdoor track and field in 2017 and the 2018 NCAA Elite 90 for indoor track and field... Member of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society... Conducted research at Imperial College London on how skeletal muscle malignancies affect proper skin development in utero.

High School: A 2015 graduate of Northampton High School … twelve-time varsity letterwinner … captain of the cross country and track & field teams … named MVP of both squads … three-time Western Mass Champion … Western Mass indoor record holder in the mile, two-mile and 1000m … National Honor Society … Honor Roll.