Many North Carolina athletes had the chance for a final tuneup as the track and field team competed around the state in their last weekend of the regular season.
Saturday saw the men’s and women’s teams field distance medley relay squads at the UCS invite in Winston-Salem, N.C. First year Mady Clahane, juniors Cierra Dunston and Blake Dodge, and sophomore Morgan Ilse represented the Tar Heels in the relay and clocked in at 11:18.49. This time was the third best in the ACC this year and earned them a spot in the fastest heat of the ACC Championships.
On Sunday, the Tar Heels returned to their home track for the first time since their season opener. The Eddie Smith Field House played host to the Kent Taylor Invitational, a small meet geared toward allowing athletes to tune up before the post season.
The Tar Heels in competition posted high marks. Janice Ezenwa, a junior jumper, won the long jump and was second in the triple jump behind UNC first year Brianna Isles.
Two Tar Heels led the way in the weight throw, as redshirt sophomore Alex Cooke and senior Sam Miller posted the top two collegiate marks in the event behind Amber Campbell, who competed for Nike.