UNC Track & Field

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UNC’s Daniel McArthur Named ACC Field Performer of the Week

The ACC announced Wednesday that UNC senior Daniel McArthur was named the league’s Men’s Field Performer of the Week for his efforts at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet on Saturday. McArthur won the shot put with a throw of 20.59 meters, good enough for the longest in school history and the third-best throw by anyone in the NCAA this season. (Chapelboro.com)

For international athletes in Chapel Hill, UNC's rivalry with Duke transcends cultures

For international athletes at UNC, the basketball rivalry with Duke is a different experience. Field hockey star Eva Smolenaars admitted that basketball itself was almost entirely foreign to her when she arrived in Chapel Hill. Hailing from the soccer-loving nation of the Netherlands, Smolenaars was amazed to see the spectacle the rivalry created. (Daily Tar Heel)

Preview: UNC track and field set to keep improving in 2021 season

The women’s team appears primed to improve on its 12th-place finish at the ACC Indoor Championships last season, with 2020 All-ACC performers Anna Keefer and Sydney Banks returning for another year and Shippee returning from a groin injury that hampered her last year. The men’s team placed fifth in the ACC Indoor Championships last season. (Daily Tar Heel)

ACC Announces Spring Sports Schedule & Formats

The ACC announced its spring Olympic sports and Championship schedules on Tuesday. In addition, ACC fall sports will play a spring schedule in advance of NCAA Championship competition, which also will be held this spring. Every ACC team continues to follow the health and safety protocols outlined in the ACC's Medical Advisory Report. (GoHeels.com)

UNC track & field coach breaks world record for fastest mile while dribbling a basketball

Lead by example — that’s what UNC Track and Field and Cross Country assistant coach Dylan Sorensen did when he set out to break the world record for running a mile while dribbling a basketball. Sorensen set the record earlier this year, but after it was broken, he set out to break it again. With a time of 4:33:73, he did. By two-hundredths of a second. (CBS 17)

UNC Student-Athlete Graduation Success Rate Tops 90 Percent Again

The NCAA's Graduation Success Rates for student-athletes who entered the University of North Carolina in 2013-14 is 91 percent, UNC's second straight year above 90 percent. UNC's four-year GSR also climbed from 86 to 88 percent, which matched the NCAA average, and 26 of 28 varsity teams either improved or stayed the same from a year ago. (GoHeels.com)

UNC T&F coach Dylan Sorensen Running for positive change and a world record

The first time was a bit of a fluke, a way to celebrate a landmark birthday. This time, Dylan Sorensen is running with a plan and a cause. Sorensen, an assistant track & field coach at North Carolina, broke the world record for running a mile while dribbling a basketball in May, on his 30th birthday. Six months later, Sorensen is running to regain the record. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Albert Long, UNC athletic great, passes away

, considered one of the greatest athletes in University of North Carolina history, passed away at age 88 on Wednesday. Long was the first ACC athlete to letter in four sports during his time in Chapel Hill, playing football, basketball, baseball, and participating in track & field. He also won UNC's distinguished Patterson Medal. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Albert Long: One Of A Kind

from UNC, is the ACC's only four-sport letter winner. He grew up in Durham and graduated from the old Durham High School in 1951. He went directly to UNC to get into summer school and enroll in the ROTC program because of the Korean War. Participation in four sports -- forget about lettering in four -- wasn't part of the plan at the time. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Athletics adjusts to new recruiting process amid pandemic

Recruitment is an ongoing process that involves constant communication between athletes and coaches. This process normally allows for the recruits to visit campus and the facilities for their respective sports. Due to the restrictions of the pandemic, teams inevitably had to alter the ways in which they brought high school athletes into their programs. (Daily Tar Heel)
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