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Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Track & Field.

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.

Nicole Greene Named ACC Women's Track & Field Scholar-Athlete Of the Year

North Carolina junior Nicole Greene has added another honor to an already outstanding year, earning the title of 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The award was announced Thursday by the ACC and goes to the junior or senior student-athlete deemed most outstanding academically and athletically.

Shalane Flanagan: “I Think This Was My Last Boston Marathon”

For Shalane Flanagan, 36, who won the 2017 New York City Marathon in November, the experience was frustrating, placing seventh in 2:46:31. A native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, she wanted to give her hometown race one more try after three prior attempts that left her unsatisfied. Her best finish was in 2013—fourth place.

Kenny Selmon Named ACC Men's Track Co-Performer Of The Week

UNC's Kenny Selmon was announced as the ACC Men's Track Co-Performer of the week Tuesday. Selmon made his season debut in the 400-meter hurdles Saturday at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational, running 49.00 to finish with the fastest time in the nation this season. The time is almost a second faster than the next-closest college competitor.

Kenny Selmon Doesn't Disappoint, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

Kenny Selmon waited for the right opportunity to compete in the 400-meter hurdles for the first time this spring. Finally, on Saturday at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational, that time arrived. And in his season debut in the event, Selmon didn't disappoint. Competing in the 400-meter hurdles, Selmon ran a 49.00, the fastest time in the nation so far this outdoor season.

For Shalane Flanagan, this wasn’t the finish she wanted

Shalane Flanagan said during the prologue to the 122nd Boston Marathon that she expected this to be her final shot at winning her home-state race, the one she cherishes most. Flanagan finished sixth among American women and seventh overall, an honorable showing but not her desired one. It was hardly a poor performance for Flanagan. Just an anticlimactic one.

A Lot Has Changed In A Year For Shalane Flanagan

One year ago, four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan was sidelined from contending for the win at her hometown race, the Boston Marathon, with a devastating back injury. The 36-year-old inconceivably won her first Abbott World Marathon Major seven months later at the New York City Marathon, as the first American woman to do so in 40 years.

Shalane Flanagan takes one final shot at winning the Boston Marathon

Shalane Flanagan is making her final turn onto Boylston. Winning the New York City Marathon was an improbable dream the 36-year-old finally accomplished in 2017. Now a national sensation, the former Marblehead track star hopes to go out in style tomorrow, when for a final time as an elite runner she competes in the biggest race in the city she calls home.

‘One more go’ in Boston motivated Shalane Flanagan

Shalane Flanagan experienced last year’s Boston Marathon from a perspective that stoked a mix of emotions. She was on the sky bridge with the WBZ broadcast team, and her unique insight was a bright spot for those watching. But Flanagan knew her true place was on the course from Hopkinton to Boston, somewhere she hadn’t been since 2015.

Elite Boston Marathon contender Shalane Flanagan shares her morning routine

Shalane Flanagan could take home another major title at this year's Boston Marathon. Flanagan, who attended high school in a Boston suburb, won the 2017 New York City Marathon in 2 hours, 26 minutes last November. That time doesn't come from sleeping late or having an irregular schedule. Flanagan said marathon training as an elite athlete isn't as glamorous as one may think.

Kenny Selmon Runs Fifth-Fastest 400-Meter Hurdles In The World; Best In Nation

Kenny Selmon ran the fastest time in the nation and the fifth-fastest time in the world in his season debut in the 400-meter hurdles, and Brianna Duncan broke yet another UNC sprints record at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational at the University of Miami Saturday. Selmon's debut did not disappoint, as he smoked the competition and clocked 49.00.

Come see the Tar Heels play (and run, and jump, and throw)

When people think about the Tar Heels, they think about Michael Jordan, Vince Carter and Julius Peppers. A younger generation thinks of Marcus Paige, Harrison Barnes and Mitch Trubisky. Maybe some think of Mia Hamm, or any of the brilliant soccer players to don Carolina Blue at Fetzer Field. Now, honestly, who thought about that crazy track race that one time?

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