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Northview graduate Long joins Indiana track and field hall of fame

Monday, March 3, 2003

Northview High School graduate Carri Long (far right) accepts a plaque for her induction into the IATCCC on Feb. 14. Former Northview High School track coach Larry Stuckey (far left) and his wife Pat (center) also attended.

Northview High School graduate Carri Long was inducted into the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches' Hall of Fame on February 14 at the Sheridan in Indianapolis.

Long was a three-time National Scholastic Indoor All-American in the high jump and was the National Indoor High Jump Champion in 1995. She won IHSAA state titles in the high jump in both 1994 and 1995 and was runner-up in 1993.

After graduating from high school she competed for the Purdue Boilermaker track and field team where she became the Big 10 Indoor and Outdoor champion in 2000 and was the NCAA Indoor runner-up in 2000. Her Purdue career saw her become a four-time All-American. She also still competes and is now a coach for Purdue.

Her post-collegiate athletic career has seen her place fourth at the Indoor Championships and the 2001 and 2002 USA Outdoor Championships. As a member of the Indiana Invaders club track team she captured the national club title in the high jump and helped lead the Invaders to a win in the Sprint Medley Relay at the USA 2002 National Club Championships.

She also competed on the US National Team at the 2001 World University Games and was a finalist at the 2000 Olympic Trials.

At the banquet, Long was one of four athletes inducted into the IATCCC along with Tami VanSenus from Highland High School, Dan Burton from Bloomington South, Aubrey Herring from Warren Central and Ty Yeager of Floyd Central.

Among those attending was retired Northview track coach Larry Stuckey who was instrumental in Long's development in her prep career. Stuckey attended with his wife Pat after flying in from Clearwater, Florida for the banquet.

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