Cinnaminson graduate Tom Long, a senior at Rider, unleashed an insane 4:05 anchor to lead Rider to second place in the DNR Friday at the John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University.
Long anchored Rider to a time of 9:51.98 and second behind Wagner, which ran 9:49.54 on Trausti Thorstein’s 4:03 anchor.
Kevin Heredia (3:04.2) from Clifton High, Jerome Boyer of Edison (49.4) and Mike Mazzei from Bishop Ahr (1:52.8) led off for Rider to set up Long, whose FAT time was 4:05.53.
The DMR team broke the school record of 9:56.63, set last year at IC4A’s on the same track with Long running the leadoff 1,200. Russell Malko (Hunterdon Central), Heredia and Danniel Belay (Gaithersburg, Md.) also ran on that team.
Long specialized in the 800 at Cinnaminson and much of his college career. He ran 1:57.60 as a senior in 2016 at Easterns at the Armory and had an outdoor PR of 1:55.49 at states as a junior.
He ran 1:54.11 as a college freshman and then began focusing on the mile last indoor season, when he broke 4:20 three times, including his 4:15.77 PR.
Last spring he had a huge 800 breakthrough with a 1:51.73 at outdoor IC4As at Princeton and ran a 3:55.43 for 1,500, equivalent of a 4:14.26 mile.
That all led to his monster performance on Friday in Boston.