Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Track & Field.
Alcorta, Keefer, And Shippee Earn Track & Field All-America Honors
The North Carolina track and field teams racked up three All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Thursday. Freshmen Jill Shippee and Anna Keefer earned second-team All-America honors in the women's hammer throw and long jump, respectively, while senior Caroline Alcorta captured second-team honors in the 10,000 meters..
Kenny Selmon Advances to Friday's NCAA Final
Kenny Selmon kicked off opening-day competition for the UNC track and field teams at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Wednesday. Finishing first in his heat with the fastest semifinal time of 49.27, he earned the top seed for the men's 400-meter hurdles final on Friday. Selmon will make his third-straight finals appearance in the event.
Kenny Selmon Named Men's Track Southeast Region Athlete Of The Year
UNC senior Kenny Selmon has been named the men's track southeast region athlete of the year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association. Selmon, a four-time All-American, is ranked second nationally in the 400-meter hurdles and is undefeated in the event this season. He has run sub-49 in three races this year – all ranking top 20 in the world.
UNC Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Awards For Olympic Sports
The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2017-18. Honorees from each of UNC's Olympic sports teams have been selected based on performance during in-season and out-of-season programs. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the student-athlete with the best overall performance during the year.
Kenny Selmon Remains Undefeated; Punches Fourth Ticket To Eugene
North Carolina senior Kenny Selmon punched his ticket in the 400-meter hurdles to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. for the fourth time in as many years Friday at the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Selmon, a three-time All-America in the long hurdles, remained undefeated on the season by clocking a season-best 48.91.
North Carolina Tops ACC Public Schools In APR Recognitions
The NCAA has honored 10 UNC athletic programs for ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates. The teams being honored include men's basketball, men's cross country, women's fencing, men's golf, gymnastics, women's lacrosse, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball. All 10 teams scored a perfect 1000 in the APR from 2013-14 to 2016-17.
Kenny Selmon Helps UNC Take Home Two ACC Track Titles
Saturday was the final day of the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Miami, and UNC senior Kenny Selmon made sure to leave his mark. Selmon defended his ACC title in the 400-meter hurdles and also anchored the Tar Heels' first-place finish in the 4x400 relay. Selmon was undefeated in the 400-meter hurdles this season.
Local Lore: The Pit
The unofficial center of UNC and beloved fixture of campus life, where The Pit now sits was once home to the primary athletic field on campus. Emerson field, completed in 1916, was the original home to football, baseball and track events on campus. Carolina’s football program quickly outgrew the field and moved to Kenan Stadium upon its completion in 1927.
Kenny Selmon racing toward graduation
Kenny Selmon found success both in the classroom and on the track during his four years as a student-athlete at UNC. He will add to the list of accomplishments when he obtains his undergraduate business degree on Commencement Day on May 13. Selmon recently ran the fastest time in the nation and the fifth-fastest time in the world in the 400-meter hurdles.
Video: RAMMYS 2018 - Finesse
Watch Tar Heel athletes from all UNC sports find their inner Bruno Mars in their rendition of his hit "Finesse" in a video shown during North Carolina's 2018 RAMMY Awards presented last week in Chapel Hill.
Brianna Duncan Breaks Marion Jones' 100 Meters UNC Record
The University of North Carolina's Brianna Duncan set the wind-legal 100-meter school record and Kenny Selmon once again clocked the nation's leading time in the 400-meter hurdles at the Virginia Grand Prix at Lannigan Field Saturday. Duncan, a sophomore from Cambridge, Mass., ran 11.27 to break Marion Jones' 1994 wind-legal record of 11.40.
Video: UNC Athletics Facilities Construction Update
North Carolina field hockey coach Karen Shelton and Mike Bunting, Assistant Athletic Director for Facility Planning and Management, put on their hard hats to give an on-site update on the progress of the University's extensive athletic facilities makeover taking place in Chapel Hill over the past year.
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy Awards
UNC Athletics celebrated the many talents of Tar Heel student-athletes Monday evening at the sixth-annual Rammy Awards. The show opened with a highlight video and ended with the North Carolina alma mater. The hour in between included laughter, cheers, tears, bloopers and, of course, an appearance by everyone's favorite Carolina canine, Remington.
Jamie Ortega Stars for UNC Women's Lacrosse, Olympic Sports Notes
With a career-high seven goals and an assist, Jamie Ortega notched a career-high eight points in North Carolina's 20-10 win against Duke over the weekend. The seven goals were one shy of the UNC single-game record of eight set by Kellie Thompson against UMBC in 2002. Saturday's offensive outburst likely bolstered Ortega's ACC Freshman of the Year candidacy.
Jill Shippee Becomes Third UNC Track and Field Athlete to Break a School Record This Season
Participating in the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville on Saturday, North Carolina freshman Jillian Shippee broke the school’s all-time record in the hammer throw event–recording a distance of 63.19 meters on her first attempt to both break the record and win the competition. The previous UNC record in the event was set by Laura Gerraughty back in 2003.