Matt Long - Men's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Matt Long

Class Senior
Height 6'3"
Hometown Columbus, Ohio
High School Upper Arlington

Personal Record

5k — 15:39 (March 2005)

2008: Placed fourth in the 2008 ITU 20-24 World Triathlon Championships … Placed third in the Collegiate Nationals 2008 Triathlon.

2007: Finished 30th at the Belmont/Vanderbilt Opener, 51st at the Commodore Classic, 250th at the Greater Louisville Classic, 109th at the Chile Pepper Festival, 82nd at the SEC Championship and 90th at the NCAA South Regional Championship.

2006: Finished ninth on the team and 48th overall in Belmont Invite before redshirting the rest of the season

2005: Set 5K personal record in track with a time of 15:39

High School/Prep:

Personal bests include 5k (16:01), 800m (2:00), 3200m (9:43), 1600m (4:31) … Served as team captain for cross country and track.


Nickname is Triathlong … Major is anthropology … Parents are Tom Long and Peggy … born Oct. 22, 1986 … Was named All American and particpated in two state-winning relays in swimming during high school … Is allergic to all carbs except rice … Hobbies include white-water rafting and pastels … Enjoys techno music, triathlons, video games, cooking and water polo … Worked as an Akita Camp Counselor in summer 2006.

Off the Course with Triathlong:

Favorite class this semester: My honor[apos]s thesis

My dream jobs: Professional triathlete or professor of archaelogy

My dream vacation: Michael Norlund[apos]s house in California

Item I brought to VU to remind me of home: my Navy SEALs flag

Best concert I[apos]ve ever attended: My Chemical Romance and Muse

Favorite restaurant: Ru Son[apos]s

First job I had: Lifeguard, but I never got to save anyone.

Favorite ‘non-school’ related reading material: ‘V for Vendetta’ — read it 30 times