SUNY Delhi Broncos Kobie Lane and Glenn Butler Jr. were selected as the 2019 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Track & Field Track Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year, respectively, while senior Nicolas Arnecke earned Senior Scholar Athlete honors, and their coach Robb Munro was selected as the Coach of the Year. Thomas College freshman Jarrod Hooper earned Rookie of the Year honors, and seven men's track and field student-athletes were named to the Sportsmanship Team.
NAC All-Conference major award selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches.
NAC Track & Field programs competed in a multi-conference championship event Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 on the campus of Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts. The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) also participated. Each conference crowned their own Men's and Women's Team Champions. An overall Combined Team Champion for each gender was awarded for the team that accumulated the most points across all three conferences. SUNY Delhi won both titles for men and women.
SUNY Delhi senior Kobie Lane (Port Jervis, NY) is the 2019 NAC Men's Track & Field Track Athlete of the Year. Lane excelled in the distance races all season. His 5,000-meter time of 14:37.71 at the Penn Relays led the NAC, and broke the SUNY Delhi school record by nearly eight seconds. Three days after running that time, he won the 1500-meter at the NAC Championship in 4:06.03, crushing the NAC Championship meet record by five seconds. Lane then paced a teammate, who was attempting to achieve a regional qualifying time, through 3,000-meters of the 5,000-meter run before stepping aside and taking second place in the event. The Broncos won the NAC Championship, and also the Inter-Conference Championship across three conferences (GNAC/NECC) in New England.
The 2019 NAC Men's Track & Field Field Athlete of the Year is Glenn Butler, Jr. (While Plains, NY) of SUNY Delhi. Butler was selected as the Field Athlete of the Week twice this season. He won the NAC individual titles in the long jump (6.87 meters) and the high jump (2.06 meters) and placed second in the triple jump (13.20 meters), which were all lifetime bests. His marks in the high jump and long jump set new NAC Championship meet records, and also topped the three-conference field at the event. Butler added another NAC Championship win in the 100-meter dash (11.44) which was also a lifetime best. The sophomore was crucial to the Broncos team victory at the NAC Championship, and the Inter-Conference Championship across three conferences (GNAC/NECC) in New England.
Thomas college freshman Jarrod Hooper (Lyman, Maine) is the 2019 NAC Men's Track & Field Rookie of the Year. The two-sport athlete ran cross country for the Terriers last fall, and this spring placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:00.73, and third in the 1500-meter with a time of 4:15.87, at the NAC Men's Track & Field Championship meet. He also ran the third leg of Thomas' second-place 4 x 400-meter relay, and anchored their third-place 4 x 800-meter relay. Hooper's performance earned him two All-Conference awards and aided Thomas to a third-place finish at the 2019 NAC Men's Track & Field Championship meet, as well as third-place in the Inter-Conference Championship across three conferences (GNAC/NECC) in New England.
The 2019 Men's Track & Field Senior Scholar Athlete is Nicholas Arnecke (Edmeston, NY) from SUNY Delhi. Arnecke heads into graduation carrying a 3.98 GPA in Hospitality Management. He volunteered on the move-in crew at Delhi, for an elementary school anti-bullying carnival, and also at the Pit Run in Oneonta, NY. Arnecke manages to give to his community, and excel on the track and in the classroom, while also working 30 hours per week at the local Price Chopper grocery store. He ran the fastest 10,000-meter time in the conference this season (31:20.94) just days before finishing second in the event at the NAC Championship in a time of 34:14.90. He holds the second-fastest time in the conference in the 5,000-meter run (14:52.81), which he achieved two days before a third-place finish in the NAC Championship race (15:53.12).The Broncos won the NAC Championship, and also the Inter-Conference Championship with the GNAC and NECC.
SUNY Delhi head coach Robb Munro is the 2019 NAC Men's Track & Field Coach of the Year. Delhi men claimed six weekly awards throughout the season, and earned nineteen All-Conference honors with top-two finishes at the NAC Championship meet. Impressively, three Broncos earned major conference awards - the Senior Scholar Athlete (Arnecke), Track Athlete (Lane), and Field Athlete (Butler) of the Year. Munro's team set nine new NAC Championship meet records and won the NAC Championship, as well as the Combined Team title, at the Inter-Conference Championship with the GNAC and NECC.
The first-place and second-place finishers in each event at the NAC Championship earned NAC First and Second Team All-Conference Team honors, respectively.
Glenn Butler, Sophomore, SUNY Delhi 11.44
Evan Chadbourne, Sophomore, Husson 11.46
Devon Davis, Sophomore, Thomas 22.76#
Evan Chadbourne, Sophomore, Husson 23.27
Devon Davis, Sophomore, Thomas 50.64*#
Sean Andrews, Sophomore, SUNY Delhi 51.52
Zach Hartman, Sophomore, Husson 1:59.60#
Jarrod Hooper, Freshman, Thomas 2:00.73
Kobie Lane, Senior, SUNY Delhi 4:06.03*
Lucas Reilly, Junior, SUNY Delhi 4:14.66
Abshir Yerow, Junior, SUNY Delhi 15:21.80*#
Kobie Lane, Senior, SUNY Delhi 15:24.40
10,000 Meter (first time event held at the NAC Championship)
Abshir Yerow, Junior, SUNY Delhi 34:03.18*#
Nicholas Arnecke, Senior, SUNY Delhi 34:14.90
110 Meter Hurdles
Humphrey Banful, Freshman, SUNY Delhi 15.71*#
Phillip Feeney, Freshman, Husson 18.20m
400 Meter Hurdles
Humphrey Banful, Freshman, SUNY Delhi 1:00.36
Mike Moran, Sophomore, SUNY Delhi 1:02.26
3000 Meter Steeplechase
Jarrod Ottman, Junior, Thomas 10:08.00
Bladimir Pena, Freshman, SUNY Delhi 10:33.48
4x100 Meter Relay
Husson – Jake Dobos, Race Bouchard, Evan Chadbourne, Nas Rivera 43.44*#
Thomas – Andrew Peterson, Devon Davis, Shaynen Schofield, Alex Thompson 44.38
4x400 Meter Relay
SUNY Delhi – Mike Moran, Humphrey Banful, Shamar Barker, Sean Andrews 3:28.78*#
Thomas – Shaynen Schofield, Alex Thompson, Jarrod Hooper, Devon Davis 3:34.88
4x800 Meter Relay (first time event held at the NAC Championship)
SUNY Delhi – Mike Moran, Anthony Cuchel, Derrick Kenan, Frank Martucci 8:26.91*#
UMaine-Farmington – David Doering, Joe Ashby, Isaiah Reid, Davion Jackson 8:34.84
Glenn Butler, Sophomore, SUNY Delhi 2.06m*#
Kyanti Blyden, Sophomore, Husson 1.95m
Matthew Scavetta, Senior, SUNY Delhi 4.20m#
Alex Thompson, Freshman, Thomas 3.65m
Glenn Butler, Sophomore, SUNY Delhi 6.87m*#
Dominic Laptiste, Freshman, Husson 6.61m
Alex Irving, Freshman, SUNY Delhi 13.31m*#
Glenn Butler, Sophomore, SUNY Delhi 13.20m
Eric Hathaway, Senior, Husson 13.27m
Troy Worster, Junior, Thomas 13.01m
Eric Hathaway, Senior, Husson 38.84m
Justin Martin, Senior, Husson 35.82m
Eric Hathaway, Senior, Husson 48.43m#
John Chen, Sophomore, Husson 40.20m
Jeff Ward, Sophomore, Husson 48.88m
Zach Boyle, Freshman, UMaine-Presque Isle 44.80m
Track Athlete of the Year
Kobie Lane, Senior, SUNY Delhi
Field Athlete of the Year
Glenn Butler, Jr., Sophomore, SUNY Delhi
Rookie of the Year
Jarrod Hooper, Freshman, Thomas
Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year
Nicholas Arnecke, Senior, SUNY Delhi
Coach of the Year
Robb Munro, SUNY Delhi
Zach Hartman, Sophomore, Husson
Randal Willette, Sophomore, NVU-Johnson
Robert Denton, Senior, NVU-Lyndon
Lucas Reilly, Junior, SUNY Delhi
Isaiah Reid, Sophomore, UMaine-Farmington
Sam Carpenter, Senior, UMaine-Presque Isle
Dillon Sullivan, Senior, Thomas
The NAC Men's Track & Field Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the track and field culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the competition rules and etiquette.