UNC Track & Field

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Video: Vippolis Podcast - Olympian Kenny Selmon Interview

Former North Carolina wide receiver and current analyst for Inside Carolina, interviews former Tar Heel Track and Field star before he heads off to compete in the 400m Hurdles at the Tokyo Olympic Games for Team USA. (View Video)

It's all business when Kenny Selmon is competing, but track star plans to find a balance in Tokyo

Team USA track star is set to make his Olympics debut in the 400-meter hurdles. The former UNC standout recorded a personal best 48.08 seconds in last month's Trials. Ahead of chasing gold, the self-proclaimed Waffle House enthusiast spoke about the importance of family during preparation, pre-race rituals, and of course, his go-to order. (Yahoo! Sports)

Five former UNC athletes set to compete in the Tokyo Olympics

The UNC women’s soccer program will be well-represented once again in Tokyo with and on the roster. , one of the most decorated sprinters in the history of UNC, will be making his Olympic debut. Catcher Tim Federowicz, who played for the Diamond Heels for three seasons, will also represent team USA. (Daily Tar Heel)

Podcast: How athletics continue to shape a former UNC athlete’s career at Nike

Former UNC Track and Field athlete Lauren Moody discusses how sports have impacted her life, shaped her character, and influenced her career. Later, Lauren talks about how she has stayed involved with running, Nike’s efforts to elevate and support women’s sports, and how being an athlete has prepared her for her career at Nike. (Listen To Podcast)

Former UNC Hurdler Kenny Selmon Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics

By finishing second on Saturday in the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials, former UNC star and ACC champion will represent the country in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Selmon’s time of 48.08 seconds on Saturday was his personal best and gives him a spot on the Olympic team alongside first-place finisher Rai Benjamin. (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heel Olympians: Jim Beatty, 1960

Born in New York, moved to Charlotte as a child. As a young athlete, he trained as a boxer, and soon began to run while delivering newspapers to help train. Not long after, he convinced his high school track coach to let him run the mile in meets. He quickly adapted to the new sport and won the state championship weeks after running his first race. (Tar Heel Blog)

The stories of Tar Heel coaches who led multiple different teams, Part 2

was the namesake of Fetzer Field, the former home of UNC’s soccer and lacrosse teams. From 1921-25, he and his brother were the co-coaches for the UNC football team. They led the team to a 30-12-4 record, but most notably, they were in charge of the 1922 team. That season, UNC shared the Southern Conference championship. (Tar Heel Blog)

The stories of Tar Heel coaches who led multiple different teams, Part 1

was UNC’s first ever men’s basketball coach. The former Olympic medal-winning sprinter had origially come to Chapel Hill to coach track when he was asked to help the newly formed basketball team. 's record as the coach of the women’s soccer team is unparalleled, but he actually started as coach of the men’s team. (Tar Heel Blog)

Four Tar Heels To Compete At U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials

Four members of UNC's track and field team will compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials, which begin on Friday in Eugene, Oregon Daniel McArthur will compete Friday in the men's shot put. Jill Shippee will compete in the women's hammer. Madison Wiltrout competes in the women's javelin. And Thomas Ratcliffe competes in the men's 5,000 meters. (GoHeels.com)

Hubert West reflects on legacy as UNC’s first Black head coach

replaced as the head coach for UNC-Chapel Hill’s men’s basketball team, becoming the program’s first Black head coach and fourth overall in any program at the school. But it was another Hubert — Hubert West Jr. — who made history as the first Black head coach at UNC, for the school’s track and field program in 1981-83. (Chatham News & Record)
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