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225 years of Tar Heels: Shalane Flanagan

When won the 2017 New York City Marathon, she was not only the first woman to cross the line that day, but she was also the first American woman in 40 years to accomplish that feat. Fifteen years prior, she became the first Tar Heel ever to bring home the individual NCAA championship in cross country, a victory she repeated in 2003. (

Nicole Greene Earns ACC Weekly Track & Field Honors For Second Time

North Carolina's Nicole Greene was named the ACC Women's Field Performer of the Week, announced Wednesday. Greene, a junior from Ponte Vedra, Fla., returned to the top of the NCAA charts after clearing 6-0 3/4 in the women's high jump at the Raleigh Relays. A new personal-best outdoor height, her performance is currently tied for first in the NCAA. (

UNC Track & Field Assistant Coach Nicole Hudson Inspires the Next Generation

In 1988, UNC Track & Field assistant coach Nicole Hudson, known as "Coach Huddy" to her athletes, entered Carolina on an academic scholarship to study mathematics education. As a student-athlete in the grueling heptathlon, she set a school record that stood for 25 years, helped start an ACC track and field dynasty, and was just shy of making the U.S. Olympic team. (

Legendary Track & Field Coach Charles Foster Passes Away

Charles Foster, a former assistant track and field coach at UNC and a Tar Heel alum, passed away Sunday at the age of 65. Foster had nearly 30 years of coaching experience by his retirement in 2015, becoming an icon in the track and field community. Foster tutored two Olympic gold medalists, one silver medalist and a bronze medalist. (

Daniel McArthur Earns Shot Put First-Team All-America Honors At NCAAs

UNC sophomore Daniel McArthur topped off his indoor season in record-breaking fashion at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Friday. A native of Mooresville, N.C., McArthur finished fourth in the men's shot put to earn first-team All-America honors after setting another school record of 66-8 1/2 (20.33 meters). (

UNC Women Share Sports With Young Tar Heels

On Sunday, hundreds of girls and boys gathered at Fetzer Gym, where Tar Heel student-athletes from 13 women's teams taught kids about their sports as part of the Carolina Athletics celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. For a chaotic 90 minutes, members of North Carolina women's athletics teams demonstrated various aspects of their sports. (

Marion Jones, Julius Peppers, Michael Jordan, Ronald Curry among best ever two-sport athletes

won three gold and two bronze medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics after a playing basketball at UNC for the 1994 NCAA champions. played for the Tar Heels’ 2000 Final Four squad. played baseball for the Double-A Birmingham Barons. And played football and basketball at UNC before switching from QB to WR during a 7-year NFL career. (Athlon Sports)

UNC Men's Track & Field Captures Carolina Cup, 10 Tar Heels Qualify for ACC Indoors

UNC track & field entered the 2019 season in full force at the sixth-annual Dick Taylor Carolina Cup on Saturday. The men's team extended their streak of at least sharing a piece of the Cup to six-straight years while 10 Tar Heels opened with ACC qualifying performances. Numerous student-athletes finished with some of the top performances in the nation this year. (

Kenny Selmon Chases Dreams While Leading Others

When 's impactful four years as a track athlete at the University of North Carolina ended, Selmon found a bigger world to conquer without straying too far from Chapel Hill or the Tar Heels. While pursuing his professional career as a hurdler, Selmon has stayed tied to the Tar Heels by working as an assistant track coach. (

Sixteen Tar Heel Teams Exceed National Graduation Success Rates

16 UNC athletic teams exceeded the national average for NCAA Graduation Success Rates for student-athletes enrolling from 2008 to 2011: Women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's tennis, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball. (

A Year After Her Breakthrough, Shalane Flanagan Runs On

When you are the first American to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years, you have two choices. You could go out on top. Or you could try to defend your title. And that's what , one of the best American distance runners in a generation, decided to do in New York on Sunday. She had to settle for third. Now Flanagan’s career is again at a crossroads. (New York Times)

Tar Heels Celebrate Heeloween At Children's Hospital

Halloween became Heeloween Wednesday as UNC student-athletes hosted their annual holiday party for patients at UNC Children's Hospital. Approximately 40 costumed Tar Heels participated, including members of the cross country, field hockey, men's golf, women's golf, gymnastics, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, rowing, softball and track and field teams. (
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