Villanova finish is 10 spots higher than last year, continues strong run by the team
Top five runners for Wildcats are each All-Mid Atlantic Region honorees
Wildcats win by a dominant margin, net first title since 2002
Wildcats are ready to compete in conference meet in Louisville
Only 26 seconds separate top five Villanova runners
On Long: In his fifth year at Villanova and has a year of remaining eligibility across the board ... Made a great deal of progress during the past cross country season and is poised to be one of the team's leaders this season ... Great distance runner who can be a consistent BIG EAST scorer and a key member of the team during the year.
2011 Cross Country: Finished as the sixth Villanova runner at both the NCAA Championships and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Came in 145th overall at the national meet and 43rd out of 183 runners at the regional meet ... Established a personal-best 8K time of 24:26.3 at the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished 32nd overall and seventh on the team at the conference meet ... Individual winner at the Main Line Invitational ... Came in sixth on the team and 79th overall at the Paul Short Run ... Competed in the "B" race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and placed third out of 88 runners with an 8K time of 24:55.7.
2011 Outdoor: Ran in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA East Regional ... Came in fourth at the conference meet in 14:19.04 ... Came in 12th in his heat at the NCAA East Regional with a time of 14:29.87.
2011 Indoor: Competed in the Mile, 3000 meters and 5000 meters and established personal best times in all three events ... Placed fourth at the BIG EAST Championships in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:20.45 ... Came in 25th in the event at the Flotrack Husky Classic, where he established a new personal best time of 13:59.72 ... Set his personal best in the 3000 meters and also finished in first place with a time of 8:06.59 at the Albany Great Dane Invitational ... Came in seventh in the Mile in 4:08.91 at the NYRR II meet.
2010 Cross Country: Returned from two redshirt seasons in cross country to be one of the team's most reliable runners during the season ... His top performance came at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, where he came in third on the team and 12th overall to help Villanova finish in second place and earn a team berth to the NCAA Championships ... Earned All-Mid Atlantic Region honors for his performance and his time of 30:33 on the 10K course at the regional meet was also a personal best ... Came in fourth on the squad and 134th overall at the NCAA Championships ... Was the team's third runner at the Notre Dame Invitational and placed 66th overall out of 160 runners in the 8K race (25:08) ... Finished in 48th place at the BIG EAST Championships and 47th place at the Penn State National, coming in sixth on the squad at both races ... Opened the season by coming in 14th place overall at the Main Line Invitational with a four-mile time of 20:37.04.
2010 Outdoor: Ran the 5000 meters four times during the season ... Placed 10th at the IC4A Championship with a time of 14:16.55 ... Qualified for the NCAA East Regional and posted a time of 14:46.31 in the national semifinals ... Earned his spot at the NCAA East Regional by posting a then personal best time of 14:07.645 at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton ... Finished 18th overall at the BIG EAST Championships ... Opened the season with a first place finish at the Villanova Duals ... Competed in the 1500 meters at the Princeton Quad Meet and placed sixth out of 29 runners with a personal best time of 3:55.60.
2010 Indoor: Finished 10th in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 14:20.01 after coming in eighth at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where he recorded a mark of 14:28.41 ... Ran the 3000 meters at the NYRR II meet and posted a time of 8:25.43, which was good for 10th place out of 26 competitors.
2009 Cross Country: Redshirted.
2009 Outdoor: Competed in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and the IC4A Championship ... Placed ninth at the conference meet in 14:27.61 and was 16th out of 35 at the IC4A meet with a mark of 14:19.77 ... Came in eighth at the Princeton Quad Meet in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:03.59.
2009 Indoor: Finished 12th in the invitational race of the 5000 meters at the Penn State National, posting a time of 14:55.81.
2008 Cross Country: Redshirted.
2008 Outdoor: Redshirted.
2008 Indoor: Redshirted.
2007 Cross Country: Was a part of Villanova's contingent at the postseason races and came in 31st at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional with a 10K time of 31:15 ... Also competed at the NCAA Championships ... Finished 41st at the BIG EAST Championships with an 8K time of 24:56.7 ... Came in 166th at the Pre-NCAA Meet ... Placed 17th at the Paul Short Run with a time of 24:42 on the 8K course ... Finished third out of 100 runners at the Haverford Invitational with a time of 19:49.4 over four miles.
St. Xavier High School: Won a Penn Relays championship in the 3000 meters ... Kentucky State Cross Country champion ... Came in 15th in the junior race at the USA Cross Country Nationals.
Personal: Born 6/21/89 ... Older of two children of David and Susan Long ... Has a younger sister, Kathryn (20) ... Majoring in Finance.
1500 Meters 3:55.60 2010 Princeton Quad Meet Mile 4:08.91 2011 NYRR II 3000 Meters 8:06.59 2011 Albany Great Dane Invitational 5000 Meters 13:59.72 2011 Flotrack Husky Classic 8000 Meters (XC) 24:26.3 2011 BIG EAST Championships 10000 Meters (XC) 30:33 2010 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)
All-Mid Atlantic Region 2010 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team 2010 BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2008, 2009, 2010