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The Wes Fuhrman '05 Trails Cross Country Course

The Wes Fuhrman '05 Trails at Long Lane Farm is the home course of Wesleyan's men's and women's cross country teams.  The newly designed course opened in 2004 and was named for Wes Fuhrman '05 in 2006.  He was an All-American in both cross country and indoor track during his athletic career at Wesleyan.  Wesleyan has a true cross-country course that runs through fields, wooded trails and even a small creek.  The course has long gradual hills with one major hill that the women run once (over 5k) and the men run twice (over 8k).  The women's course begins on an upper field where the runners complete a loop of the field before heading in the woods, proceeding across a creek towards a back field loop.  After completing the back field loop, the runners return to the woods before finishing a final loop on the upper field.  The men's course runs the same loop as the women and then heads into the woods for a second loop, finishing on the upper field.  The first varsity event on the Long Lane Farm course was the Little Three championships on October 23, 2004.  It also served as host for the 2005 NESCAC men's and women's championships where the current men's course record of 25:09.5 was set by Neal Holtschulte of Williams.  Carter Hamill of Amherst holds the women's record of 17:53.3, set in 2004.