UNC Track & Field

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Kenny Selmon Wins 400H World Title in London

Donning a USA singlet, recent North Carolina graduate captured the world title in the men's 400-meter hurdles at the 2018 Athletics World Cup in London on Sunday. A photo finish clocked Selmon at 48.97, besting Poland's Patryk Dobek by a mere 0.05 seconds and the top-ranked Annsert Whyte of Jamaica by three spots. (

End in Sight for UNC's Athletic Construction Project

On Tuesday, Inside Carolina spoke with North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham to receive an update on the facility construction, completion dates, and general relevant information. UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham told Inside Carolina this week that new indoor football practice facility will be completed "sometime in early September." (Inside Carolina)

Top 25 college programs ranked by athletic success

7. North Carolina: "Top 2017-18 sports: women’s field hockey; men’s soccer; women’s lacrosse. Trajectory: Down. Tar Heels slid out of the Top Ten for the first time since 2014, finishing 13th, and this also was the first time since ’14 that UNC wasn’t the top ACC program." 247Sports: At what point are the Tar Heels going to break through and win the College World Series? (247 Sports)

Record Number Of Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

For the third year in a row and the fifth time in the past six years, a record number of Tar Heel have earned spots on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. UNC placed 391 student-athletes, an all-time high, on the ACC's 62nd-annual honor roll, announced on Friday. It's the sixth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have earned the recognition. (

Joel Berry, Marie McCool, Kenny Selmon Win Patterson Medals

A trio of national champions – Final Four Most Outstanding Player II, women's lacrosse midfield standout Marie McCool, and USATF champion hurdler – are the 2018 recipients of the Patterson Medal, the most prestigious athletic honor awarded at UNC. The Patterson Medal is based primarily on career athletic accomplishments. (

Tar Heels Finish 13th in Learfield Directors Cup

Seven top-10 finishes and 13 teams in the top 25 led UNC to a 13th-place national showing in the 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors Cup. This is the 19th consecutive year the Tar Heels have finished in the top 15 in the Directors Cup. The Directors Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points in a maximum of 19 sports per school. (

Kenny Selmon Captures USATF Title In 400M Hurdles

earned the title of national champion in the men's 400-meter hurdles at the USATF Outdoor Championships after running a second-best time of 48.21. His first-place finish secures Selmon a spot on Team USA. "I've been waiting to be a part of the UNC University of National Champions, so it's an honor to do that in my last race in a UNC uniform." (

Alcorta, Keefer, And Shippee Earn Track & Field All-America Honors

The North Carolina track and field teams racked up three All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Thursday. Freshmen Jill Shippee and Anna Keefer earned second-team All-America honors in the women's hammer throw and long jump, respectively, while senior Caroline Alcorta captured second-team honors in the 10,000 meters.. (

Kenny Selmon Advances to Friday's NCAA Final

kicked off opening-day competition for the UNC track and field teams at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Wednesday. Finishing first in his heat with the fastest semifinal time of 49.27, he earned the top seed for the men's 400-meter hurdles final on Friday. Selmon will make his third-straight finals appearance in the event. (

Kenny Selmon Named Men's Track Southeast Region Athlete Of The Year

UNC senior has been named the men's track southeast region athlete of the year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association. Selmon, a four-time All-American, is ranked second nationally in the 400-meter hurdles and is undefeated in the event this season. He has run sub-49 in three races this year – all ranking top 20 in the world. (

UNC Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Awards For Olympic Sports

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2017-18. Honorees from each of UNC's Olympic sports teams have been selected based on performance during in-season and out-of-season programs. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the student-athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (

Kenny Selmon Remains Undefeated; Punches Fourth Ticket To Eugene

North Carolina senior punched his ticket in the 400-meter hurdles to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. for the fourth time in as many years Friday at the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Selmon, a three-time All-America in the long hurdles, remained undefeated on the season by clocking a season-best 48.91. (

North Carolina Tops ACC Public Schools In APR Recognitions

The NCAA has honored 10 UNC athletic programs for ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates. The teams being honored include men's basketball, men's cross country, women's fencing, men's golf, gymnastics, women's lacrosse, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball. All 10 teams scored a perfect 1000 in the APR from 2013-14 to 2016-17. (

Kenny Selmon Helps UNC Take Home Two ACC Track Titles

Saturday was the final day of the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Miami, and UNC senior made sure to leave his mark. Selmon defended his ACC title in the 400-meter hurdles and also anchored the Tar Heels' first-place finish in the 4x400 relay. Selmon was undefeated in the 400-meter hurdles this season. (

Local Lore: The Pit

The unofficial center of UNC and beloved fixture of campus life, where The Pit now sits was once home to the primary athletic field on campus. Emerson field, completed in 1916, was the original home to football, baseball and track events on campus. Carolina’s football program quickly outgrew the field and moved to Kenan Stadium upon its completion in 1927. (
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