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Olympic Runner Shalane Flanagan on Her 'Unprecedented' First Year as a Coach and Mom

Olympic medalist and 2017 New York City Marathon winner retired from running last October and has returned to the track as a coach. "It's been an interesting first year of coaching," she admits. "But that's what athletics taught me a lot, is how to pivot, how to adjust, and just go with the flow and make the best of the situation." (People)

UNC cross country team optimistic for 2020 season following schedule release

The UNC cross country team announced its 2020 schedule Monday. With a solidified schedule in place, coach Chris Miltenberg is excited about the season. He said the team was grateful for the opportunity to compete, given that the track and field spring season was cut short and that many cross country teams in other states may not compete this year. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Student-Athlete Advisory Council creates voter registration initiative

Despite the uncertainty concerning many details of their upcoming sports seasons, UNC athletes are still finding a way to make their mark. This fall, an athlete-led voter initiative is working toward 100 percent voter registration among eligible athletes on UNC's 28 varsity sports teams. The project is organizing a voter registration drive. (Daily Tar Heel)

Destiny Cox, a Tar Heel born and bred superstar for UNC Volleyball

competed in track and field at UNC from 1997 to 2001, setting a school record for the indoor 60-meter dash before competing in the women's 4x400-meter relay at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics. Since childhood, everyone assumed Destiny Cox, too, would run track — until that fateful night at the dinner table when Destiny spoke up. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC athletes had a Saturday march on Franklin Street

, the director of basketball operations for men’s basketball, said he learned of the march when texted the team’s group chat. May said he stayed off to the side, but wanted to show support with his presence. “I thought it was super powerful that that many young people get together at the spur of the moment for something that is bigger than them,” May said. (Charlotte Observer)

“We’re Not Just Entertainment”: UNC Student-Athletes March Against Racial Injustice

“This might be the most important thing I’ve ever done in my life,” said North Carolina fifth-year senior Daniel McArthur on the steps of Morehead Planetarium. The captain and thrower for the Tar Heels men’s track and field team was one of several student-athletes who spoke on Saturday following a march organized by the Carolina Athletics community. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC to begin fall sports season without fans

North Carolina AD Bubba Cunningham: "We will begin our fall sport seasons without fans at home events. This includes Football, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Men's and Women's Soccer and Volleyball. This attendance restriction will last through September with the hope that we can increase capacity in October. Tailgating also will not be allowed on campus." (GoHeels.com)

UNC senior athletes reflect as they enter their final year of eligibility

Eva Smolenaars, a two-time national champion with the UNC field hockey team, and Alex Milligan and Emmeline Fisher, both leaders on the cross country teams, shared how their time at UNC changed them and what they hope to leave behind. Hard work was a common theme between the athletes, and each spoke about their work ethic and how it paid off. (Daily Tar Heel)

High School National Champion Sydney Masciarelli Commits To UNC Track & Field

Sydney Masciarelli continues to make her best moves in the morning. Before 9 a.m. one day last month, she ran the mile while dribbling a basketball in world-record time. And on Monday morning, the Northbridge resident announced she will enroll at the University of North Carolina, accepting a scholarship offer to run cross-country and track in the ACC. (Worcester Telegram)

Three-Time State Champ Colton Sands Commits To UNC Track & Field

For the second straight year, the University of North Carolina is adding Pennsylvania's top boys' distance runner. On Monday evening, Colton Sands announced his commitment to join the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill next fall. Sands, who has won three individual state titles so far in his high school career, chose the Tar Heels over the University of Virginia. (Mile Split)
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