Vicki Lang started getting serious about running her freshman year of high school when she joined the cross country team at Fort Hill in Cumberland, Maryland. She had success from day one and was hooked. She ran cross country and track at Fort Hill for four years. Her junior year she was the Maryland state champion in the mile with a time of 5:12. She placed 2nd in the high school state cross country meet her senior year. After high school she attended Frostburg State University where she ran cross country, indoor and outdoor track. While at Frostburg she concentrated on the longer distances. She ran 37:12 in the 10K; 18:22 for the 5K and 10:22 in the 3000. She is a 5-time Mason Dixon champion in track, and was selected to two All-ECAC teams in track, as well as being named to All Mason Dixon and All-ECAC teams in cross country. She currently holds 3 individual records at Frostburg (3000 indoor 10:22; 3000 outdoor 10:25 and the 5000 outdoor 18:24). She was inducted into the Frostburg Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
While in the Cumberland area, she was a member of the Queen City Striders and participated in many road races. At Frostburg she met her future husband, Phil Lang. He was as hooked on this sport as she was. They married after college and set up residence in Columbia, Maryland. Vicki joined the Howard County Striders in 1990 and has since served on the board of directors as well as run on many of the racing teams. Her PR’s are as follows: 5K 17:55; 10K 36:45; 8K 29:55; 10 mile 62:45; Marathon 3:12. She has been the Howard County Striders Runner of the Year 3 times. She has been coaching the Oakland Mills High School cross country team, along with her husband Phil, since 1995. She also coaches the track (distance events) team at Oakland Mills. She is involved as a coach of the Junior Strider Team in cross country and track since spring 2006. She loves to work with others who have a passion for the sport. The team aspect of the sport is something that she enjoys and it has helped her continue in the sport for so long. She feels blessed to be a part of the sport and to have had some success at it as well.