Day named ACC’s Men’s XC Freshman of the Year
Wake Forest freshman and Alpena High alumnus Mitchell Day earned All-ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) honors as he paced the Demon Deacons for the third consecutive meet and finished within the top 21 competitors in Louisville. With his finish, Day was named the ACC Men’s Freshman of the Year, Wake Forest’s first-ever male Freshman of the Year honoree. Running in his first ACC Championship, Day finished 13th overall with a time of 23:56.2, the best individual finish by a Demon Deacon male since Sean Stevens finished 11th in 2005. Day also earned All-ACC honors for finishing in the top 21, the first of such honor by a Deacon since 2005 when Stevens earned the honor after finishing in the top-14. It was the first time a Wake Forest freshman earned All-Conference honors since Stevens did so his freshman year in 2003. The Wake Forest men’s Cross-Country team finished sixth at the 2017 ACC Cross Country Championships.