Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Track & Field.
Video: Shalane Flanagan Stars in Nike Shoe Commercial
It’s a fact: athletes have a special relationship with their shoes. Some more special than others. Take a peek inside Shalane Flanagan’s #shoetherapy session, as we address her deep-rooted Zoom Vaporfly 4% obsession.
Another Goal Achieved For Morgan Lane, UNC Olympic Sports Notes
Morgan Lane had come close before. But on Saturday at N.C. State's Reynolds Coliseum, Lane finally accomplished one of the few things she had yet to achieve in her storied UNC gymnastics career – she qualified for the NCAA Championships. Lane earned an all-around score of 39.325 to finish in a tie for sixth at the 2018 NCAA Southeast Regional.
Brianna Duncan Becomes Fastest Woman In UNC History
Brianna Duncan broke the 27-year-old 100-meters UNC record at the Battle of the Blues Friday when she won the race in 11.35 during her 2018 outdoor debut. The original record of 11.37, set by Kendra Mackey in 1991, stood for nearly three decades before Duncan took it down Friday afternoon, becoming the undisputed fastest woman in UNC history.
How Shalane Flanagan went from almost retiring to being a top contender in the 2018 Boston Marathon
Shalane Flanagan says she felt “hungover” after her historic New York City Marathon finish in November. Once her “happiness hangover” subsided, Flanagan faced a sobering question: Was it time to call it quits? Despite contemplating retirement prior to running in NYC, the Marblehead native expressed a potential change of heart in the days following her win.
Phil Ford to Serve as Keynote Speaker at ACC Postgraduate Luncheon
UNC and ACC basketball legend Phil Ford will be the keynote speaker at the annual ACC Postgraduate Luncheon presented by ESPN and hosted by the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club. The following UNC student-athletes will be honored as 2018 ACC Postgraduate Scholars: David October, (Soccer), Emily Godwin (Track & Field), Morgan Lane (Gymnastics).
Jamie Ortega's Big Day, UNC Olympic Sports Notes
In climbing back from a 6-2 deficit to defeat Notre Dame 13-12 on Saturday at Kenan Stadium, the fifth-ranked Tar Heels received a stellar effort from Jamie Ortega, who played one of the best games by a freshman in program history. Ortega scored a career-high six goals, which marked the most goals by a UNC true freshman in at least the last 20 seasons.
Cody Roberts Thriving At Leadoff Spot, UNC Olympic Sport Notes
Never in Cody Roberts' baseball career had he batted leadoff. But out of necessity, he's recently assumed that spot in the UNC baseball team's batting order. And both he and the Tar Heels are reaping benefits. Since moving to the top of the order for the series opener against Pittsburgh on March 16, Roberts is batting .393 with a home run, six RBI and 10 runs scored.
Nicole Greene's title means big things for UNC. Could it spark even more for her?
Recently, I wrote a story about the rise of Nicole Greene. A few hours after that story ran, Greene won the NCAA Indoor National Championship in the high jump. Since she won, I’ve noticed a whole lot more attention paid to track and field at North Carolina. First of all, the win was the first individual national title for the Tar Heels Track & Field team since 2007.
Nicole Greene Named ACC Women's Indoor Field Performer Of The Year
The University of North Carolina's Nicole Greene was named the ACC Women's Indoor Field Performer of The Year on Friday. This is the 11th time a Tar Heel woman has earned an ACC postseason indoor honor and the first time since Laura Gerraughty in 2004. Greene, a junior from Ponte Vedra, Fla., ranked in the top three in the country in the high jump.
Nicole Greene Makes History, UNC Olympic Sport Notes
It took a seven-round jump-off. Yet in the end, Nicole Greene claimed the NCAA title in the women's high jump, becoming North Carolina's first national champion since 2007. Participating in North Carolina-Duke rivalry for the first time, freshmen Benjamin Sigouin and Mac Kiger proved key in the Tar Heel men's tennis team's 4-3 victory in Durham on Saturday.
Nicole Greene Wins NCAA High Jump Title In Seven-Round Jump Off
In an unprecedented seven-round jump off, North Carolina's Nicole Greene won the women's high jump at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday on the campus of Texas A&M. Greene becomes the second Tar Heel to win the NCAA title in the event since Sheena Gordon in 2006, and she becomes the program's first national champion since 2007.
Total Tar Heels: Feb. 28, 2018
Total Tar Heels provides a behind-the-scenes look at UNC student-athletes and things they do away from competition. Luke Maye, a junior on the men's basketball team, has earned Academic All-District honors and is a candidate for Academic All-America recognition. Austin Proehl (football) was selected as a semifinalist for the Wooden Citizenship Cup.
UNC Women's Fencing Surprises, Olympic Sports Notes
For the first time in North Carolina women's fencing program history, the Tar Heels claimed the ACC title, beating Duke for the first since 2015 and then defeating the Blue Devils and Notre Dame, the defending NCAA champion, in a fence-off. Timmy Kelly scored a career-high four goals to lead the Carolina men's lacrosse team to a 13-11 victory at Johns Hopkins.
Nicole Greene, Anna Keefer Capture ACC Track & Field Titles
North Carolina's Nicole Greene and Anna Keefer captured ACC titles at the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday at Clemson Indoor. The championship performances, in addition to All-ACC performances by Alex Cooke, Morgan Ilse and Caroline Alcorta, helped the Tar Heel women into second with one day of the championships remaining.
Nine Tar Heels Earn All-ACC Track & Field Honors
The North Carolina track and field teams wrapped up the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Clemson. Cierra Dunston, Brianna Duncan, Blake Dodge, Darryl Shaw, Zay Paschall and the men's 4x400 earned All-ACC honors on the final day of the championships. The women took fifth in the championship. The men placed 11th.