Name: Weber Long
Graduation Year: 2022
Social media information:
Strava – Weber Long
Instagram – @garunner83
Milesplit profile: https://pa.milesplit.com/athletes/6545897-weber-long/stats
5k XC: 15:49 PIAA District III Championships, October 26, 2019 sophomore season
2020 (sophomore) – 9:51.8 – Time Trial during COVID, May 13, 2020
2019 (freshman) – 10:04.86 – Stan Morgan Invitational, May 4, 2019
2020 (sophomore) – 4:21.2 – Time Trial during COVID, May 22, 2020 – race video here
2019 (freshman) – 4:32.51 – Mid-Penn Conf Championship, May 11, 2019
Mile (indoor) – 4:25.32 – State College HS Invitational #3, Feb 18, 2020 sophomore season
800m (indoor) – 2:06.35 – Tri-State Prep Invitational, Feb 8, 2019 freshman season
2020 (sophomore) – 2:01 – Time Trial during COVID, May 5, 2020
2019 (freshman) – 2:02.84 – Route 16 Last Chance Invite, May 6, 2019
XC/TF Highlights: Going to states twice. Placing 3rd at the 2019 PIAA AA XC State Championships. Placing top 4 at the District III XC meet both years. I also got 20th at the Footlocker Northeast Regionals while contributing to the 1st place PA all-state team at Footlocker in 2019.
Favorite XC/TF memory to date: Getting 3rd at states in XC this year (2019). Running the 4 by 4 and having the entire team cheering for you.
What do you enjoy most about the sport of XC and/or TF: I have made a lot of friends in the sport, and we all are supportive even though we are competitors. I also enjoy the time you get to spend running with friends during training, and the trips you go on with them.
Academic Highlights: My current GPA is 4.200. I got a certificate of achievement in Digital Foundations, a certificate stating Excellence in the Field of Geometry, and a Wellness Award all in my freshman year of high school.
Favorite HS class to date and why: Video and Digital Production, since it was basically a class teaching you how to record video and audio. It was a lot fo fun to make the projects, which were all posted to YouTube.
I am interested in the following college major(s):
– Sports Medicine
– Physician’s Assistant
– Wellness Educator
– Athletic Training
– Coach for XC/Track
I am looking for the following in a future college:
– D1 school
– Rural location
– Challenging academics
– Positive environment
My ideal college coach would be: A coach that would help me reach a long-term goal of becoming a competitive runner after college. Someone who would help me understand how to train and race smarter.
Most important factors I will consider when choosing a college:
– Academic records
– Good sports records
– Gives scholarships
Other information about me: Other than running, i enjoy drumming every now and then. I play in the school concert band. I also like to snowmobile, and drive a four wheeler during the summer. I am about to be an Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts. My project is a new shot-put pit for my high school. It is filled with stone dust, and I also included three benches for spectators with it. There will also be three rings to throw from, two for practice and one for competition. I was also named Boy’s Cross Country Runner of the year by Penn Live for my sophomore year. They also acknowledged me as “…Pennsylvania’s best sophomore in 2019.”
April 27-May 3: 38 miles; Best workout was a 12x400m in the woods, at paces of 75-70-65. Three sets of four.
April 20-26: 38.2 miles; Best workout was a hill repeat, 15 uphills with continuous jog in between each.
April 12-19: 38.2 miles; Best workout was a 5 by 1k repeat in 3:10 each
April 5-11: 39.7 miles. Best workout was a 5 mile hilly tempo run that went as follows: mile warm-up-5:53-5:58-5:55-5:51-5:45-mile cool-down
March 29-April 4: 40 miles. Best workout of the week was 12 by 400 – 4 at 75 pace; 4 at 70 pace; 4 at 65 pace
March 22-28: 41.7 miles this week. Best workout of the week was a tempo run that was four miles, and my splits were as follows: 5:25 first mile, 5:36 second mile, 5:37 third mile, and a 5:37 last mile.
March 15-21: I ran 41.4 miles this week. I also ran a Fartlek workout, which went as follows: one mile warm-up, 6:00 pace for 8 minutes, then 4 minutes of jogging rest. 5:40 pace for 6 minutes then 3 minutes of jogging rest. 5:30 pace for 4 minutes, then 2 minute jogging rest. 5:20 pace for 2 minutes, then 1 minute rest. Close to all-out pace for 1 minute, and jogging rest for 1 minute. One mile cool-down afterwards.