Name: Mace Long
Athlete of the week achievement: Long won two races against DuBois and Central. He also set a meet record with a first-place time in the 100 backstroke at the Clearfield Invitational and won the 100 butterfly.
Season update: Long is 19th in the state for 100 butterfly and 17th for 100 backstroke.
Coach Deb Solomon's quote: "He is working really hard in practice this year and is clearly ahead of where he was last year."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Sheehan and Mrs. Everett
Favorite subject: AP European History
Favorite movie: "Lord of the Rings"
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO
Outside interests: Marching band, symphonic band, orchestra, regional orchestra, wood and steel.
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Aaron Piersol
Best athlete I ever played with: Matt Crum
Best athlete I ever competed against: State College's Alex Hillsley
Most influential person on my athletic career: My coaches Deb Solomon and Barron
Proudest athletic achievement: "Being a double winner at Districts last year."
How I got my start in swimming: "When I was a few months old my mother signed me up for a waterbabies class at the Hollidaysburg YMCA."
Future goal: "I want to be a member of Penn State's Swimming Team and dual major in history and music."