|Cross Country, Alpine and Nordic Skiing, Track and Field|
Sue Long, a member of the Class of 1982, played four different sports in her time as a Panther. She came to Middlebury as an alpine skier and was one of the top racers on the AIAW National Championship team in 1979, earning All-American honors.
The following season, she decided to switch to Nordic racing, competing for the Panthers for the next two winter seasons. Long earned several top finishes as a senior, winning the individual and relay races at the University of New Hampshire. Her relay team placed in the top-two spots four times that year, with Long earning the fastest time on each of those occasions.
Following Middlebury, she was the 1984 National Champion in the 10K and 20K events, winning the Olympic Trials and competing in all four cross-country events of the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
In cross country, Long earned All-American honors in 1981, placing third at the NCAA Championships as well as the regional qualifying race. She was the NESCAC Champion and won events against Dartmouth, Plattsburgh State, and Coast Guard/Union that season.
As a senior on the track team, she competed in the 3,000- and 5,000-meter races, placing second in the 3,000 at the NESCAC Championships.