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Kenny Selmon Breaks 22-Year-Old UNC Record In NCAA FinalKenny Selmon broke a UNC record when he ran a lifetime-best 48.60 to place fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday. The previous record of 48.72 was set by Ken Harnden in 1995. Harnden is a two-time Olympian for the Zimbabwe national team in 1996 and 2000 and is also the last Tar Heel to win a national title in the 400 hurdles. (GoHeels.com)
Kenny Selmon Competes For A NCAA Track Title Friday NightNorth Carolina's Kenny Selmon will compete for the 400-meter hurdles national title at the NCAA Division I Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on Friday at 9:57 PM ET. Selmon qualified for the event final after running the third-fastest time of 48.93 in the semifinals on Wednesday. He will compete from lane eight. (GoHeels.com)
Kenny Selmon Advances to 400-Meter Hurdles NCAA FinalKenny Selmon ran just two tenths of a second off of his lifetime best in the 400-meter hurdles to advance to the event final at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Wednesday. Selmon finished third in his heat with a time of 49.93, but advanced with the third-fastest time overall in the semifinals. “We knew it was going to be tough,” Head Coach Harlis Meaders said. (GoHeels.com)
2016-2017 was an incredible year for North Carolina athleticsA national championship, five Final Fours (or NCAA Tournament semi-finals), and five ACC regular season or tournament championships. There were also awards won and records set—both individual and team achievements. At times, it seems easy to take the success that Carolina has had for granted and just brush it off as another typical year for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)
Kenny Selmon and Ceo Ways Capture ACC Track TitlesKenny Selmon and Ceo Ways claimed ACC championship titles at the 2017 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday. Selmon set the nation's best time in the 400-meter hurdles en route to his first ACC championship title while Ways defended his title in the men's 400m. Selmon captured the 400-meter hurdle title in a lifetime best of 48.76. (GoHeels.com)
Sixteen UNC Teams Score Perfect 1000 In APRThe 2017 NCAA champion men's basketball team and the 2016 women's lacrosse national champions are two of 16 University of North Carolina athletic programs to score a perfect 1000 in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rates for the academic year 2015-16. This is the third consecutive year the UNC men's basketball and women's lacrosse teams recorded a 1000. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Rammys 2017 - Bad Joke TellingCoaches from North Carolina's athletic teams try to keep a straight face in a corny jokes battle in this video which first aired at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards.
Eight UNC Athletics Programs Honored for Top APRsThe NCAA is honoring eight athletic programs at the University of North Carolina for placing among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates in their respective sports. The eight Tar Heel squads honored this year include men's cross country, women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heel Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual HonorsThe UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2016-17, recognizing outstanding members of each Olympic sports team. Honorees have been selected based on performance and effort throughout the school year. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC All Sports Highlights 2017Relive North Carolina athletics highlight-worthy moments from the past year, including spectacular individual performances, dramatic come-from-behind victories, clutch plays, and national championships in a highlight video shown at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards celebration.
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy AwardsUNC Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year at the fifth-annual Rammy Awards Monday at Memorial Hall in the center of campus. The ceremony highlighted leaders in athletic performance, academic achievement and community service, recognizing both individual student-athletes and teams, as well as the department’s longest-tenured coach. (GoHeels.com)
8-year-old battling illness signs with UNC cross country teamThe cross country team at the University of North Carolina drafted its youngest member Tuesday. Eight-year-old Yash Krishnan has visited with the cross country team and he’s already considered an asset. On Monday, his special signing day, he officially became a Tar Heel. For Kirshnan, it was a dream come true and an opportunity to take his mind off his rare illness. (WRAL.com)
Shalane Flanagan Q&A: Recovery, final goals and life as a foster parentFour-time U.S. Olympic distance runner Shalane Flanagan has spent the months since the Rio Olympics exploring new roles as a cookbook author and foster mother to 17-year-old twins Breauna and Keauna Cobb, but she's also determined to race again after being sidelined by an iliac fracture in her lower back that has forced the most significant layoff of her career. (ESPN.com)
Four Tar Heels Earn ACC Postgraduate HonorsFour UNC student-athletes have been honored by the ACC, which announced Wednesday this year’s recipients of the Weaver-James-Corrigan postgraduate scholarships and awards. Tar Heel seniors Emma Bozek, Hayley Carter, Sarah Howard and Ronnie Schneider were among 54 students recognized for outstanding academic and athletic performance during their careers. (GoHeels.com)
Shalane Flanagan Will Miss 2017 Boston Marathon With InjuryShalane Flanagan, who placed sixth in the 2016 Olympic Marathon in August, will not race the 2017 Boston Marathon as planned. Flanagan recently started feeling pain in her lower back, which was exacerbated by a long flight to Japan at the beginning of February. Flanagan, 35, has been diagnosed with a fracture in her back, which will require four to six weeks of rest. (Runner's World)