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UNC track & field coach breaks world record for fastest mile while dribbling a basketball

Lead by example — that’s what UNC Track and Field and Cross Country assistant coach Dylan Sorensen did when he set out to break the world record for running a mile while dribbling a basketball. Sorensen set the record earlier this year, but after it was broken, he set out to break it again. With a time of 4:33:73, he did. By two-hundredths of a second. (CBS 17)

UNC Student-Athlete Graduation Success Rate Tops 90 Percent Again

The NCAA's Graduation Success Rates for student-athletes who entered the University of North Carolina in 2013-14 is 91 percent, UNC's second straight year above 90 percent. UNC's four-year GSR also climbed from 86 to 88 percent, which matched the NCAA average, and 26 of 28 varsity teams either improved or stayed the same from a year ago. (GoHeels.com)

UNC T&F coach Dylan Sorensen Running for positive change and a world record

The first time was a bit of a fluke, a way to celebrate a landmark birthday. This time, Dylan Sorensen is running with a plan and a cause. Sorensen, an assistant track & field coach at North Carolina, broke the world record for running a mile while dribbling a basketball in May, on his 30th birthday. Six months later, Sorensen is running to regain the record. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Albert Long, UNC athletic great, passes away

, considered one of the greatest athletes in University of North Carolina history, passed away at age 88 on Wednesday. Long was the first ACC athlete to letter in four sports during his time in Chapel Hill, playing football, basketball, baseball, and participating in track & field. He also won UNC's distinguished Patterson Medal. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Albert Long: One Of A Kind

from UNC, is the ACC's only four-sport letter winner. He grew up in Durham and graduated from the old Durham High School in 1951. He went directly to UNC to get into summer school and enroll in the ROTC program because of the Korean War. Participation in four sports -- forget about lettering in four -- wasn't part of the plan at the time. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Athletics adjusts to new recruiting process amid pandemic

Recruitment is an ongoing process that involves constant communication between athletes and coaches. This process normally allows for the recruits to visit campus and the facilities for their respective sports. Due to the restrictions of the pandemic, teams inevitably had to alter the ways in which they brought high school athletes into their programs. (Daily Tar Heel)

Sasha Neglia Earns Third ACC Women's Cross Country Honor Of The Fall

For the third time this season, UNC freshman Sasha Neglia has earned ACC honors. She was named Wednesday as the ACC Cross Country Female Freshman of the Week. Neglia led the women's 6K field Friday at the ACC Tri-Meet in Kernersville, N.C. For the second time in her three collegiate meets, Neglia crossed the finish line first with aa time of 21:07. (GoHeels.com)

Sasha Neglia Named ACC Cross Country Freshman of the Week

UNC’s Sasha Neglia was named the ACC Cross Country Freshman of the Week on Wednesday, with Neglia coming off of a third place finish at last week’s Wolfpack Invite. Neglia was previously named the ACC Performer of the Week and the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week following her debut at the Virginia Invite in September. (Chapelboro.com)

Meet UNC cross country's Sasha Neglia, the 'silent killer' freshman winning awards

Breakout star Sasha Neglia proved she belongs on the UNC cross country team with an impressive first race win that led to being named NCAA Women’s Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. "She's the silent killer," senior Mady Clahane said. "She's so quiet and sweet, and no one suspects anything of her." (Daily Tar Heel)

Sasha Neglia Adds ACC Cross Country Honor After Stellar Debut

UNC freshman Sasha Neglia has been named ACC Cross Country Performer of the Week after her win at the Virginia Invite on Sept. 25. On Tuesday, Neglia became the first Tar Heel cross country student-athlete ever to be named NCAA Division I Women's Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). (GoHeels.com)
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