UNC Track & Field

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Track & Field.

Three Tar Heels Advance On Day One Of NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Meet

Three UNC athletes advanced to the final round in their respective events on the first day of action Wednesday at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Mike A. Myers Track & Soccer Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas. Jesse Hunt and Ethan Strand both advanced from the semifinals of the men's 1,500-meter run to Friday's final. (

UNC Track & Field Sends Seven To NCAA Outdoor Championships

The Tar Heels will send a combined seven men's and women's track & field competitors to the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, June 7-10: Ethan Strand (1,500m), Jesse Hunt (1,500m), Marshall Williamson (3,000m Steeplechase), Craig Saddler II (400m hurdles), Parker Wolfe (5,000m), James Joycey (hammer throw), Madison Wiltrout (javelin). (

Tar Heels Rack Up ACC Track & Field Honors

Eighteen different UNC men's and women's track and field athletes earned All-ACC honors at the the ACC Outdoor Championships, held May 11-13 in Raleigh, N.C. Madison Wiltrout (women's javelin), Ethan Strand (men's 1,500m), and Craig Saddler II (men's 400mH) each won individual ACC titles. Wiltrout won her third ACC title in the women's javelin. (

Academic Awards Luncheon Highlights UNC's Top-10 Scholar-Athletes

This year's 10 honorees are Patrick Crockett (Track & Field), (Gymnastics), Sarah Followill (Fencing), Jessica Judge (Rowing), Krista Junkkari (Women's Golf), Alex Morris (Track & Field/Cross Country), Will Palazzolo (Men's Fencing), Graham Schwartz (Men's Lacrosse), Henry Shugart (Fencing) and P.J. Zinsner (Men's Lacrosse). (

How UNC aids its athletes through potentially career-ending injuries

To aid UNC athletes in the grieving process that coincides with career-ending injuries and retirement, the University offers services that work to help athletes’ physical and mental health. Mario Ciocca is UNC's Director of Sports Medicine and the primary care physician for baseball, football, and men’s soccer. Athletes consult with him for medical evaluation. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Ranked Sixth Nationally In Directors' Cup Standings Following Winter Sports Championships

UNC leads the ACC and ranks sixth in the nation in the 2022-23 Learfield Directors' Cup standings after the conclusion of winter sports. Eight Tar Heel teams added 341.00 points in the winter to the 382.50 points, which led all schools, from the fall. The women's swimming and diving team placed 10th. That was UNC's highest team finish in the winter. (

Five Tar Heel All-Americans At NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

Sophomore Parker Wolfe finished fifth in the 5000 meters and the Tar Heel distance medley relay team finished sixth in a stellar Friday for the University of North Carolina at the 2023 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Wolfe and the Distance Medley Relay group all earned All-America honors. Wolfe finished fifth in the 5K in a time of 13:43.69. (

Carolina Insider Podcast: Anna Keefer On Her New WWE Career, Men's And Women's Basketball Victories

UNC picked up its first true road basketball win of the season over Louisville (3:33) while Tar Heel women's basketball topped NC State in Carmichael (29:52). Next, former Carolina track and field star and current WWE signee Anna Keefer joins and Adam Lucas to discuss her unique professional path (38:20), and more. (Listen To Podcast)

UNC's National Girls & Women In Sports Day Celebration Set For Jan. 22

Young Tar Heel fans are invited to join UNC women's sports teams for 2023 UNC National Girls & Women in Sports Day, an annual event to highlight women's athletics at Carolina. The NGWSD celebration is Jan. 22 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Practice Complex on the UNC campus. The free event is for girls and boys pre-K through eighth grade. (

Tar Heels Lead In Learfield Directors' Cup Standings Through Fall

The University of North Carolina's 10th field hockey NCAA title and 27th appearance in the women's soccer national championship game highlighted an outstanding fall and lifted the Tar Heels to the top spot in the 2022-23 Learfield Directors' Cup standings. UNC amassed 382.5 points in the fall, including 100 by field hockey and 90 by women's soccer. (
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