UNC Track & Field

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Track & Field.

Mack Brown, Julius Peppers, Dennis Craddock Selected To N.C. Sports Hall Of Fame

, the winningest football coach in University of North Carolina history; Former Track & Field coach , who won more Atlantic Coast Conference titles than any coach in any sport; and , a two-sport star at UNC and a nine-time NFL Pro Bowler are members of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020. (

Photos: National Girls & Women in Sports Day at UNC

Hundreds of people gathered at UNC’s indoor practice facility for National Girls & Women in Sports Day in Chapel Hill on Sunday, January 19. Participants practiced with UNC’s women’s soccer team. Members of UNC’s softball team practiced throwing the ball with participants. UNC’s field hockey team was among the many women’s teams in attendance. (

UNC celebrates eighth annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day

It was a day of celebrating women's sports at North Carolina, as 15 varsity teams representing 36 national championships greeted over 1,200 visitors for UNC's eighth annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Each team set up a station with a "mini-clinic" so the hundreds of grade-school children could get autographs from their favorite UNC athletes. (Daily Tar Heel)

Four Tar Heels Elected to North Carolina High School Track and Field Hall of Fame

A group of four Tar Heels were elected Monday into the second class of the North Carolina High School Track & Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame. Olympians and Joan Nesbit Mabe join Dr. DeAnne Davis Brooks and Karen Godlock in earning this honor, with all four to be inducted at a ceremony in Winston-Salem on February 1. (

Five UNC Student-Athletes Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

Five Tar Heel student-athletes were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honorary society on November 6. Katie Hoeg (women's lacrosse), Jackie Litynski (women's fencing), Luke Peterson (men's cross country/track), Liz Roberts (women's basketball) and (women's fencing) were among 162 North Carolina students honored at the fall ceremony. (

National mile champion, 6x state champ Taryn Parks signs with Tar Heels

Surrounded by family, friends, coaches, and community on Monday, Taryn Parks announced her decision to commit to the University of North Carolina. A three-time cross country national qualifier, the 2019 New Balance national indoor mile champion, and a six-time Pennsylvania state champ, Parks garnered the attention of the nation’s top schools. (Hagerstown Herald-Mail)

Q&A: Shalane Flanagan talks retirement plans

, four-time Olympian and winner of the 2017 New York City Marathon, called it quits on her running career in October — sort of. Flanagan, who is 38 and has long trained with Nike’s Bowerman Track Club, is moving into coaching and television work. She will serve as the color analyst for ABC’s telecast of the New York City Marathon. (

Shalane Flanagan's Exit Interview

drafted up her 712-word retirement announcement message during the summer. As she recovered from knee surgery, Flanagan, 37, pondered a transition into coaching. When she brought up the topic, her coach, Jerry Schumacher, would change the subject. Flanagan is one of the most accomplished distance runners of all-time. (Sports Illustrated)

Shalane Flanagan, a model of consistency on and off the racecourse

It was easy to take for granted as a marathon contender. She brought that on herself with sustained excellence. She started a dozen races over a nine-year span, all in the competitive crucible of majors, U.S. Olympic team trials, and Summer Olympic Games; she finished in the top 10 in every one. That is a remarkable history. (

Shalane Flanagan: Her Career in Photos

, who announced her retirement from professional running, will be remembered as one of the most inspiring American runners of her generation. From her start at the University of North Carolina to her final race in New York City, Flanagan, 38, has always put it all on the line. Here’s a look at some of the landmark moments in her long career. (Runner's World)
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