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Historic Weekend For Greg Duncan, Olympic Sports Notes
Competing in the ACC Championships for the first time, freshman Greg Duncan accomplished a feat no North Carolina male diver had achieved in 60 years. Duncan won the three-meter diving competition on Wednesday and the one-meter diving event on Thursday. In doing so, he became the first Tar Heel to sweep the springboard events since 1958.
Tar Heels Celebrate Girls And Women In Sports
The group of girls had attended the event before. Still, when UNC celebrated the 32nd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on Sunday at Fetzer Gym, each one arrived just as excited about spending the afternoon with Tar Heel student-athletes from nine women's sports teams. Perhaps the largest crowds formed around the rowing station.
UNC Olympic Sports Notes
With the return of leading goal scorer Chris Cloutier and top assist-maker Andy Matthews, the UNC men's lacrosse team entered the season featuring another strong attack. Still, someone needed to fill the void created by the departure of Luke Goldstock, who scored 32 goals last season to finish with 120 in his career. That replacement has proven to be junior Timmy Kelly.
Shalane Flanagan feels 'very American' in Super Bowl commercial
Shalane Flanagan remembers the moments when she’s felt most American. “Being able to vote is an American feeling. Representing my country in the Olympics was an American moment. And being part of a Super Bowl commercial feels very American.” She forgot to mention being the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years.
UNC Olympic Sports Notes
For the fourth straight year, both the UNC men's and women's tennis teams will be heading to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. As part of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, the fifth-ranked UNC women defeated Winthrop 4-0 Friday before beating Illinois 4-0 Saturday. The latter win earned the team a spot in the championship.
Nicole Greene's Historic High Jump, UNC Olympic Sports Notes
Nicole Greene high-jumped a personal best of 6 feet, 2 inches (1.88 meters) during the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup on Saturday. Her previous personal best of 6-1 ½ (1.87 meters) was set as a high school senior in 2015. Greene's jump stands as the best in the country this season. It also tied for the second-highest mark in UNC history in the indoor women's high jump.
UNC Track & Field Sweeps Duke, NC State, ECU
The UNC track and field teams kicked off the 2018 indoor season by winning both titles of the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup at Eddie Smith Field House over Duke, NC State and ECU Saturday. The women scored 60 points, winning by 20 points over the Duke, and the men claimed a 12-point victory over the Blue Devils. The women won their third-consecutive title in the event.
UNC Athlete to Watch: Marcus Krah
Watching Marcus Krah compete in high school sometimes felt like watching Usain Bolt run against a tortoise. Competing at Hillside High School in Durham, Krah was leaps and bounds beyond the competition he saw in an average track and field meet. But that does not mean the current UNC redshirt freshman thinks he’ll be able to do that on the college level.
Shalane Flanagan goes the distance
Shalane Flanagan is a four-time Olympian and a six-time national cross-country champion. She holds American records indoors at 3,000 and 5,000 meters and has represented the U.S. at the Olympics or World Track & Field Championships every year since 2007. On Nov. 5, Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years.
Shalane Flanagan Makes ESPN's 2017 List of Record Breakers
Records broke all over the sports world in 2017. Check out the moments set the bar higher for years to come. More than a minute ahead of her closest competition, Shalane Flanagan blew a two-handed kiss to the crowd as she crossed the finish line in Central Park, stunning New York and the running world as the first American woman to win the race in 40 years.
NYC Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan on how she's still going full steam at 36
It’s the age-old trope, and a very tired cliche — that women are catty and competitive. Distance running champion Shalane Flanagan, winner of the 2017 New York City Marathon and the first American woman to do so since 1972, is here to prove otherwise. She trains in Portland, Oregon with a team of runners who serve as each other’s biggest support systems.
Tar Heels Help Make The Holidays Happier
On Dec. 13, 34 UNC student-athletes traveled to the Orange County Social Services Center to drop off toys and other gifts for local children, the culminating act of this year's Share Your Holiday program, which is an annual event for Tar Heel teams. Student-athletes donated their own money for the effort and raised more than $8,000, which was then used to sponsor 34 children
Total Tar Heels: Nov. 22, 2017
As we look ahead to Thanksgiving tomorrow, read on for numerous ways that UNC student-athletes show their gratitude and give back to our community. We're grateful for the way they represent Carolina. Total Tar Heels is a digest that provides a behind-the-scenes look at UNC student-athletes and some of the things they do away from competition.
Get to Know Shalane Flanagan, the Female Runner Who Made History at the NYC Marathon
Shalane Flanagan is a star athlete with an Olympic medal and three American world records under her belt, but she’s also the first American woman in 40 years to win the New York City Marathon. The runner made history, and her victory has been a lifetime in the making. InStyle caught up with Flanagan to talk about the race, her career, and what’s up next.
Defense Leads UNC Field Hockey To Final Four, Olympic Notes
It seemed appropriate for UNC to extend its season behind its defense. The Tar Heels had allowed only two goals in their first four postseason games. Before surrendering one in the 35th minute Sunday, 250 minutes, 30 seconds of game time separated them from the last goal they surrendered. UNC's defense will continue to be key Friday, when it faces No. 1 Connecticut.