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
2020 (junior) – 15:47 PIAA District III Championships, October 31, 2020
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: 3x state qualifier in XC. Placing 3rd at the 2020 and 2019 PIAA AA XC State Championships. Was the 2020 PIAA District III AA champion. Placed top 4 at the 2018 and 2019 District III XC meet. Finished 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.”