Houston Marathon Committee, Inc.

Nick Arciniaga

Residence: Flagstaff, AZ
Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA
Age on race day: 28

Best Qualifying Performance: 2:11:30, Houston, 2011
PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:03:22 (2010); Marathon, 2:11:30 (2011)
Olympic Trials Marathon History: 17th – 2:17:08 (2008)

Career Highlights:

2nd – 2011 Chevron Houston Marathon, 2:11:30 (PR)
3rd – 2010 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon, 2:11:48
5th – 2009 Ohme 30K

Additional Highlights:

2011

2nd – Chevron Houston Marathon (2:11:30)
4th – USA 25K Championships
14th – USA Track & Field Championships 10,000m
41st – IAAF World Championships Marathon (2:24:06) 

2010

7th – USA Half Marathon Championships (1:03:22 PR)
15th – NYC Half (1:03:48)
3rd – USA 25K Championships
3rd – Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon (2:11:48)
15th – Bank of America Chicago Marathon (2:18:12)
2nd – USA Club Cross Country Championships 10K

2009

3rd – Papa John’s 10 Miler
5th – Ohme 30K
8th – ING New York City Marathon, 2:13:46

Of Note:

Graduated from Cal State-Fullerton in 2006 with a degree in accounting … Promised father he would get a “real job” after the Chicago Marathon if he didn’t run well; posted 2:16:58 in his marathon debut for the 2008 Trials “A” standard … Top American in the 2008 Boston Marathon, 10th in 2:16:13 … Set his PR at Chevron Houston Marathon 2011 after pacing Team USA Arizona / McMillan Elite teammate Brett Gotcher through 25K; ended up finishing second, ahead of Gotcher.

Twitter: @nickarciniaga

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