UNC Track & Field

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Track & Field.

UNC field hockey holds at No. 2, women’s soccer slips in poll, cross country teams move up

While the unstoppable Carolina field hockey team held on to its No. 2 ranking, the UNC women’s soccer team fell a spot, and both cross country teams moved up in their polls. Coach ’s field hockey team is 7-0 after blanking No. 4 Louisville 3-0 Friday in its ACC opener. The Tar Heels have won their last four games by a combined score of 20-0. (Tar Heel Tribune)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Hubert Davis Interview, Basketball Schedule, Football Open Date

UNC Football is on the first of two open weeks this season (12:44) so we take a closer look at the newly released Carolina Basketball schedule for the 2022-23 season (16:28). Audio from our Video interview with Patrick Anderson from Tar Heel Cross Country (29:21). joins to discuss Live Action, the offseason, the freshmen, and the impact of last year's championship game run (38:42). (Listen To Podcast)

UNC Track & Field Star Anna Keefer Signed By WWE

As they’ve been doing around marquee stadium events of late, WWE held talent tryouts ahead of SummerSlam in Nashville last month. This one had a new, Triple H-led team evaluating talent, including Paul Heyman and Big E. Former UNC Track & Field standout Anna Keefer was among 14 people chosen to sign with the WWE's "Next In Line" program. (Cageside Seats)

Four-Time Olympian Shalane Flanagan Joins Oregon Track & Field Coaching Staff

Four-time Olympian, 2017 NYC Marathon champion, and UNC great will join the Oregon staff as an assistant coach to help lead the team's distance program, announced Monday by coach Jerry Schumacher. Flanagan has spent the past three years working with Schumacher as an assistant coach for the Nike Bowerman Track Club. (Oregon Athletics)

UNC Finishes Sixth In Nation In Final Directors Cup Standings

The national champion women's lacrosse squad was one of eight Tar Heel teams to finish in the top 10 in NCAA Championship play this season to propel North Carolina to a sixth-place finish in the 2021-22 Directors' Cup. This is UNC's 23rd top-10 performance in the 28-year history of the Cup, its fourth time in the top six in the last seven competitions. (

Anna Keefer's determination drives record-breaking final track season

UNC track star Anna Keefer says her appetite for improvement was fostered after suffering a knee injury in 2021. Ahead of the 2022 season, she set a plan for her final season at UNC. She earned first-team All-America honors, set numerous personal records as a jumper and sprinter and was crowned ACC Indoor Champion in the long jump. (Daily Tar Heel)

Sharon Couch's Excellence On And Off The Track

made her mark by excelling at firsts in both competition and professionally Her athletic career at UNC was distinguished; she was the first-African American woman to win the Patterson Medal as UNC's outstanding senior athlete in 1991. After Carolina, she was selected to the U.S. Olympic women's track and field teams in 1992 and 2000. (

UNC graduate thrower Jill Shippee: ACC record-holder and student-athlete advocate

Though often overlooked, UNC track and field star Jill Shippee demands attention in many field events, but none more than the hammer/weight throw. In 2017, Shippee entered the UNC track and field program as a freshman on the throwing squad. During her first spring at UNC, she earned second-team All-America honors in the hammer throw. (Daily Tar Heel)

Anna Keefer, Jill Shippee Earn Track & Field All-America Honors

Two Tar Heels earned All-America honors Friday on Day 1 at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex. Anna Keefer placed eighth in the women's long jump to earn first-team All-America honors with a jump of 21-0.5 feet. Jill Shippee took 11th in the women's weight throw to earn second-team All-America honors. (

Tar Heel Trailblazer: Reggie McAfee

Reggie McAfee's goals never were to win a national championship or be recognized for his achievements, yet he has done both. The first African American to break the 4-minute mark in the mile and a four-time All-American at UNC, McAfee will be celebrated as a Tar Heel Trailblazer, which recognizes former Black student-athletes who paved the way. (
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