UNC Track & Field

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UNC Strength & Conditioning Honors Top Performers

The UNC Strength & Conditioning staff announced team awards for the 2018-19 school year, recognizing student-athletes from Olympic sports who excelled as part of in-season and out-of-season programs. Blaine Boyden from men's tennis and Marissa Creatore from field hockey – were recognized as their teams' Iron Rams for the third year in a row. (

Nicole Greene, UNC Men's 4x400 Earn ACC Track & Field Titles

North Carolina's Nicole Greene and the men's 4x400 relay claimed two more ACC titles for the Tar Heels on Saturday at the ACC Outdoor Championships. The UNC men's team finished the meet in seventh place and the women finished 10th. Greene matched her lifetime-best height of 6-2 to win the women's high jump competition by seven inches. (

Tar Heels Earn Three More All-ACC Track & Field Accolades

North Carolina's Daniel McArthur, Liam Dixon and Drew Pedersen earned second-team All-ACC finishes on the second day of the ACC Championships on Friday. McArthur finished fourth in the men's shot put with a mark of 59-10 1/2. McArthur is now a five-time All-ACC competitor in the men's shot put between indoor and outdoor competition. (

Jill Shippee, Madison Wiltrout Win ACC Track & Field Titles

North Carolina's Jill Shippee and Madison Wiltrout each earned ACC titles on the opening day of the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Lannigan Field on the campus of the University of Virginia Thursday. Shippee won the women's hammer throw and Wiltrout the women's javelin to get the Tar Heels off to an incredible start. (

Tar Heels exceed national average in Academic Progress Rate in 23 sports

The 15 teams which registered perfect 1000s for 2017-18 in UNC’s single-year Academic Progress Rate include women’s cross country, men’s and women’s fencing, men’s and women’s golf, gymnastics, men’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and wrestling. (

Anna Keefer, Anna Eaton Named To All-ACC Academic Track & Field Team

Two Tar Heels have been named to the All-ACC Academic Team for women's track and field, announced Thursday. Senior Anna Eaton and sophomore Anna Keefer earned the honor. Eaton is a business administration major from Cary, N.C., and will graduate from UNC this month. Keefer is a communication studies major from St. Michael Albertville, Minn. (

UNC Celebrates Year Of Successes At Rammy Awards

North Carolina Athletics celebrated the success of the past year Monday night at the seventh-annual Rammy Awards. Each spring, the evening highlights student-athlete achievement in athletics, academics and outreach, with plenty of laughs and cheers. This year's hosts included field hockey junior Marissa Creatore and men's basketball sophomore . (

225 years of Tar Heels: Shalane Flanagan

When won the 2017 New York City Marathon, she was not only the first woman to cross the line that day, but she was also the first American woman in 40 years to accomplish that feat. Fifteen years prior, she became the first Tar Heel ever to bring home the individual NCAA championship in cross country, a victory she repeated in 2003. (

Nicole Greene Earns ACC Weekly Track & Field Honors For Second Time

North Carolina's Nicole Greene was named the ACC Women's Field Performer of the Week, announced Wednesday. Greene, a junior from Ponte Vedra, Fla., returned to the top of the NCAA charts after clearing 6-0 3/4 in the women's high jump at the Raleigh Relays. A new personal-best outdoor height, her performance is currently tied for first in the NCAA. (

UNC Track & Field Assistant Coach Nicole Hudson Inspires the Next Generation

In 1988, UNC Track & Field assistant coach Nicole Hudson, known as "Coach Huddy" to her athletes, entered Carolina on an academic scholarship to study mathematics education. As a student-athlete in the grueling heptathlon, she set a school record that stood for 25 years, helped start an ACC track and field dynasty, and was just shy of making the U.S. Olympic team. (

Legendary Track & Field Coach Charles Foster Passes Away

Charles Foster, a former assistant track and field coach at UNC and a Tar Heel alum, passed away Sunday at the age of 65. Foster had nearly 30 years of coaching experience by his retirement in 2015, becoming an icon in the track and field community. Foster tutored two Olympic gold medalists, one silver medalist and a bronze medalist. (

Daniel McArthur Earns Shot Put First-Team All-America Honors At NCAAs

UNC sophomore Daniel McArthur topped off his indoor season in record-breaking fashion at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Friday. A native of Mooresville, N.C., McArthur finished fourth in the men's shot put to earn first-team All-America honors after setting another school record of 66-8 1/2 (20.33 meters). (
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