Dennison Long
Dennison Long
Height: 5-7
Weight: 140
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greenbelt, Md.
High School: Eleanor Roosevelt/FIU
Position: Sprints

2014 Outdoor: Advanced to the NCAA East Preliminaries for the second straight year… Named the America East Most Outstanding Male Track Athlete at the conference meet after sweeping the 100m and 200m dash events… Defended his title in both events by recording conference record-breaking times… Won the 100m event with a time of 10.37 and claimed the 200m race with a top time of 21.12… Also won the 100m sprint at the IC4A Championships at Princeton… Recorded a career-best 100m time of 10.36 at the Pepsi Florida Relays to move up to second all-time in UMBC program history… Also claimed the second spot in the 200m event with his time of 20.86 at the Mason Spring Invitational.

2013-14 Indoor: Did not compete.

2013 Outdoor: Earned the Most Outstanding Male Track Performer award at the 2013 America East Outdoor Championships… Won individual gold medals in the 100m and 200m dash events, and also anchored the 4x100m relay team to a title… Earned a spot at the IC4A Championships in the 200m event with his time of 21.80 at the Florida State Relays, and in the 100m race with a time of 10.81 at the Big Dawg Invitational at UMBC Stadium… Also anchored the 4x100 relay squad at the IC4A meet… Recorded his best career time in both events at the Mason Invitational, moving to second in school history in the 100m dash (10.39) and third in the 200m event (21.14)… Competed in the 100m event at the NCAA East Preliminaries at North Carolina A&T.

2012-13 Indoor: Named the 2013 America East Most Outstanding Male Track Performer at the conference meet after winning both the 60m dash and 200m dash events… Qualified for the IC4A meet in both events, advancing to the semifinals in the 60m dash where he finished ninth with a career-best time of 6.86 which ranks as the fourth-fastest time in UMBC school history… Also recorded his top career time in the 200m dash at the regional meet, crossing the line in the prelims in 21.57, the third-best time in school history.

Background: Holds five school records at Florida International... Named the 2009 Prince George's County Runner of the Year... Was a three time All-State selection and two time All-County selection... 2009 Maryland 4A State Champion in the indoor 300m and outdoor 100m dash... 2009 4A Regional and County Champion in the 100m dash... 2008 and 2009 200m dash Regional Champion... Helped his team win the 2008 A4 State Outdoor title... Also lettered in football for the Raiders.

Personal: Son of Ben Long and Sonya Shaw... His father ran track at UC Irvine... Has two siblings, Donavon and Sydney... Majoring in business technology administration... Born Mar. 8, 1991.