Four-time All-American Carri Long has been a constant of Boiler- maker track and field since coming to West Lafayette from Brazil, Ind., in 1995.
The decorated student-athlete-turned-coach - who continues to compete - completed collegiate eligibility in 2000 after winning two Big Ten championships in the high jump. That same year, she was a finalist in the high jump at the Olympic trials. After a second-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships her senior year, she won the Big Ten Medal of Honor, Red Mackey Grant for postgraduate study and an NCAA postgraduate scholarship.
In 2000-01, Long served as volunteer assistant for the Boilermakers. A year ago, she was hired as a full-time assistant. In addition to training athletes, Long assists with recruiting and office duties.
Long continues to train in the high jump under head coach Lissa Olson and compete for the Indiana Invaders Track Club.
In 2001, Long finished fourth in the indoor and outdoor USATF competitions in the high jump. That performance earned her a trip to Beijing, China, to represent the United States at the World University Games.
Long is USATF Level I certified and completed her master's degree in curriculum and instruction in the fall of 2001.
When not competing or coaching, Long shows quarter horses and competes with the National Barrel Horse Association and the Indiana Girls Barrel Racing Association.