UNC Track & Field

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Recounting UNC’s Olympic gold medal history

North Carolina has had plenty of sporting success over the years. In addition to the many teams that have won national championships, UNC has sent dozens of athletes to the Olympics. Several of them have came away with gold medals. In all, Tar Heel athletes have won 35 gold medals. In 2016, 17 former UNC athletes have a chance to add to that total. (Tar Heel Blog)

Seventeen Tar Heels to represent four countries in Rio

Beginning this week, the rest of the sports world will stop for nearly a month as more than 10,000 athletes from the around the world travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete for gold in the Summer Olympic Games. And 17 of those elite athletes are Tar Heels. (

Five UNC Student-Athletes Will Gain Journalism Experience At Olympics

Five UNC student-athletes are headed to the Summer Olympics in Brazil Thursday as part of a team that’s pursuing career success instead of athletic acclaim. They’re among 29 students from the UNC School of Media and Journalism that participating in a one-month internship with Olympic News Services during the 2016 Games. (

Olympic spotlight: Shalane Flanagan through the years

Three-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan was born to run. Her parents have impressive running resumes. She grew up in a running store. Flanagan was meant to be an American running legend. And lucky for us, we have been along for the ride capturing some of her biggest career highlights, workouts, behind the scenes interviews and more. (FloTrack)

Seventeen Tar Heels In 2016 Olympics

Beginning Aug. 5, athletes from the around the world travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete in the Summer Olympics. And 17 of those athletes are Tar Heels. Representing the United States, Turkey, India and New Zealand, former UNC student-athletes will contend for medals in track and field, field hockey, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s soccer. (

UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network

As Cunningham says in the video above, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marcus Krah, Nicole Greene Finish As Top Americans At World Juniors

Incoming freshman Marcus Krah and rising sophomore Nicole Greene competed at the World Junior Athletic Championships with tremendous success last week. Krah took home the gold in the 110-meter hurdles while Greene placed fifth in the high jump. Krah posted a career best 13.25 in the 110-meter hurdles to bring the gold medal to the U.S. team. (

UNC will be well represented at the Olympics

When the 2016 Olympics kick off, UNC will be well represented with a mix of Olympic veterans and first timers. Some will earn a medal, and others unfortunately will not. Regardless, some of these events represent the pinnacle of their given sport, and they should all be commended. These athletes will proudly display the colors of their home countries. (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina track recruit wins worlds in hurdles

Marcus Krah, a member of the Durham Striders Track Club, took first place in the 110-meter hurdles at the IAAF Under 20 World Championships in Poland. His winning time was 13.25 seconds. Krah, who will attend UNC, set the state record in the event for Durham Hillside in the Class 4-A state championships in May. (Burlington Times News)

Shalane Flanagan says she’s ready to go in fourth Olympic Games next month

Two more weeks of intensive training — from running in the 8,000-foot altitude of Park City, Utah before embracing the brutal heat and humidity that Madison, Wisc. gives off in the summer — are what remains. Then Shalane Flanagan can begin to taper off, knowing that she’s healthy in both body and mind, and await her fourth Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Salem News)

2016 Olympians with NC ties

Across the world, thousands of athletes train endlessly in the hopes of representing their country in the Olympics. As the 2016 Games in Rio draw near, more than 50 athletes with ties to the Tar Heel State have punched their tickets to Brazil. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Selmon, Alowonle Advance To Semis at Olympic Trials

Kenny Selmon and RJ Alowonle advanced to the semifinals of the 400-meter hurdles on Thursday at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Selmon and Alowonle advanced by finishing within the top three of their respective heats. Selmon took third in his heat running 50.04 while Alowonle ran 51.13 finishing third in his heat as well. The pair will compete tonight to try to advance to the finals. (

Tar Heel Olympic hopefuls relish time in 'Track Town USA'

Eugene, Oregon is 2,000 miles from Chapel Hill, but when teammates are lined up together in the Olympic Trials, it doesn’t feel quite as far away. Hayward Field has become a goal for anyone who has ever put on a pair of track shoes. “It’s amazing to know that even at practice you have some of the greatest competitors in the world,” said UNC hurdler Javonte Lipsey. (WRAL Sports Fan)

ACC Academic Honor Roll Includes All-Time High From UNC

An all-time high 356 UNC student-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. (

Twenty-Four Tar Heels Earned Perfect Grades In Spring

Twenty-four UNC student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the 2016 spring semester. Among them are three Tar Heels who were also national champions this spring: women’s lacrosse team members Kelly Devlin, Mallory Frysinger and Elizabeth Haus. Three other student-athletes had perfect 4.0 GPAs in both the fall and spring semesters. (

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