NORFLOK, V.A. (November 14, 2018) – While celebrating a third-place finish to help the SUNY Delhi men's cross country team win their third straight title at Friday's USCAA National Championships, senior Nicholas Arnecke (Edmeston, NY / Edmeston) earned his third consecutive USCAA National All-Academic honor this past weekend at the USCAA National Championships.
Arnecke, a Hotel and Restaurant Management major with a 3.98 GPA, competed in just one regular-season race this season due to injuries. But heading into USCAA's on Friday, he would not be denied his third straight First Team All-American placement, taking third with a time of 26:35.68. He was number three of the Broncos' foursome that took the top individual spots to help the team win its third straight national title with an outstanding 19 points.
As a sophomore, the Edmeston, NY native was recognized as the 2016 USCAA Men's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year. Outside of his responsibilities as a student-athlete, Arnecke donates his time timing high school meets, helping at the local pit run and volunteering at the nearby elementary school at Delaware Academy. He also works part-time in the Delhi community, while balancing his practice and school schedules.