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Carrie Long
Position: Pole Vault
Year: Senior
City/State: Franklin, N.C.
High School: Franklin H.S.
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Carrie Long Biography
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
Release: 12/30/2009

2011 Outdoor: Set the GWU school record in the women's pole vault event, clearing the bar at 3.75 meters ... Placed fourth in the pole vault event at the 2011 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a mark of 3.55 meters ... Earned a first-place finish with a height of 3.75 meters in the pole vault event at the Terrier Relays ... Also posted a second-place finish as a member of the 4x200 meter relay team with a time of 1:44.54 at the Terrier Relays ... Also picked up a first-place finish in the pole vault at the 49er Classic, clearing the bar at 3.50 meters ... Finished tied for second-place in the pole vault event with a height of 3.50 meters at the Asics/Winthrop Invitational ... Recorded an eighth-place finish with a height of 3.50 meters in the pole vault event at the Clemson Tiger Final Qualifier ... Placed 12th overall in the pole vault event with a height of 3.55 meters at the Billy Hayes Invitational ... One leg of the 4x100 meter relay team that placed 12th with a time of 49.73 at the 49er Classic ... Named the 2011 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete ... Earned a spot on the Big South All-Academic Team ... Was named one of five recipients of the Big South Conference's George A. Christenberry Award for Academic Excellence ... A 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee.

2010-11 Indoor: Finished off a successful season by gaining all-conference honors at the 2010-11 Big South Conference Indoor Championships, placing second in the pole vault with a height of 3.60 meters ... Recorded a second-place finish in the pole vault at the Appalachian Collegiate Indoor (3.51 m) ... Vaulted 3.51 meters at the Appalachian Opener, good enough for second ... Finished sixth in the pole vault at the Niswonger Invitational (3.50 m) ... Cracked the top-five in the pole vault at the Liberty Open, finishing fifth with a height of 3.30 meters ... Was a part of the eighth-place 4x400 meter relay team at the Appalachian Collegiate Indoor (4:12.71) ... Tabbed the Big South Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week on January 20th ... Named the 2010-11 Big South Indoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete ... Earned a spot on the Big South All-Academic Team.

2010 Outdoor: Earned all-conference honors with a third-place finish in the pole vault event with a height of 3.41 meters (11'2.25") at the 2010 Big South Championships ... Won the pole vault event with her first-place mark of 3.50 meters at the Charlotte 49er Classic ... Took second-place at the Inaugural Carolinas Cup, clearing the bar at 3.35 meters ... Finished in fifth-place at the Asics Winthrop Invitational with a height of 3.20 meters (10'6") ... Also finished fifth at the Orange & Purple Classic with a height of 3.38 meter (11'1") ... Placed sixth overall in the pole vault event at the 2010 High Point VertKlasse Meet with a mark of 3.20 meters (10'6") ... Named to the 2010 Big South All-Academic Team.

2009-10 Indoor: Earned all-conference honors with a third-place finish in the pole vault event at the 2010 Big South Indoor Championships, clearing the bar at 3.50 meters (11'5.57") ... Finished in fourth-place in the pole vault at the Appalachian Mountaineer Open with a season-best height of 3.52 meters (11'6.50") ... Also picked up a fourth-place finish in the pole vault event with a height of 3.35 meters at the Appalachian Open ... Placed sixth overall with a height of 3.20 meters (10'6") in the pole vault at the Appalachian Invitational ... Turned in a seventh-place finish at the Niswonger Invitational, clearing the bar at 3.30 meters (10'10").

2009 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2008-09 Indoor: Finished second in the pole vault with a height of 3.65 meters (11'11.75") at the Appalachian Invitational ... Also took second-place in the pole vault at the Liberty Open, clearing the bar at 3.45 meters (11'3.75") ... Picked up third at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a height of 3.55 meters (11'7.75") in the pole vault ... Placed in a tie for third in the pole vault at the Niswonger Invitational with a height of 3.40 meters (11'5.75") ... Was named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Women's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week on January 15th.

2008 Outdoor: Finished 10th at the NCAA East Region meet after clearing 3.65m (12') ... Qualified for the East Region Championship by winning the A-Sun Championship with a school-record vault of 3.70m (12'1.50") ... Won the Radford Invitational pole vault with a mark of 3.35m (10'11.75") ... Also won the 200m at the same meet with a personal-best time of 26.65 ... Earned A-Sun Athlete of the Week honors.
 
2007-08 Indoor: Earned all-conference honors by placing third in the pole vault at the A-Sun Championships with a height of 3.50m (11'5.75") ... Part of the sixth-place distance medley relay team at the A-Sun Championships, finishing in of 13:02.79 ... 
Finished 11th in the 400m at the On The Track Invitational with a time of 1:01.92 ... Took sixth in the pole vault at the Appalachian Limited meet with an effort of 3.20m (10'6").
 
Before Gardner-Webb: Three-sport standout at Franklin H.S. ... Competed on the track team, swim team and volleyball team ... Recorded the second-best pole vault mark (12'1") all time in the state ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Valedictorian.

 

 


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