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Carrie
Long
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Franklin, NC
Height: 5-11
Sport: Women's Track
Position: Pole Vault

Biography

At West Virginia in 2012:
Indoor
  • Competed unattached during the indoor season
  • Came in second place in the pole vault at 3.25 meters at the WVU Holiday Classic
  • Finished seventh in the pole vault with a distance of 3.50 meters at the Penn St. National
Outdoor
  • Came in fifth place in the pole vault at the Wake Forest Open at a height of 3.50 meters
  • Vaulted a season-high and BIG EAST-qualifying 3.65 meters for seventh place at the Raleigh Relays
  • Finished 11th in the pole vault at 3.55 meters at the Jesse Owens Classic
  • Achieved 11th place at BIG EAST in the pole vault at 3.50 meters
Prep:
  • Competed as an undergrad at Gardner-Webb University
  • Named to Big South Conference all-academic team
  • One of five recipients of the Big South Conference’s George A. Christianberry Award for academic excellence
  • A USTFCCCA all-academic team member at Gardner-Webb
  • Set the GWU school record in the women’s pole vault at 3.75m
  • A 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee
  • Coached by Jay Brooks and Jerry Hock at Franklin High
  • Was a three-sport standout in track, swimming and volleyball
  • Recorded the second-best pole vault mark all-time in state history
  • Class valedictorian
Personal:
  • Daughter of Drs. Jim and Cathy Long
  • Father was a baseball and football player at Davidson College
  • Has one sister
  • Birthday is June 9
  • Working on a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences

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