The North Carolina track and field team spent the weekend in Knoxville, Tenn. at the Tennessee Relays, where they continued their upward trajectory with several high-ranking performances.
On the track, junior Kenny Selmon made noise in his outdoor season debut, winning the 400-meter hurdles in an ACC third-best time of 50.95. Also notable in that race was a quick finish from first-year Brandon Cachone, who place third. Junior Logan Carroll notched a top-ten ACC time with his 14:23.31 in the 5,000-meter race.
On the infield, Daniel McArthur continued his impressive first-year campaign with an ACC fifth best throw of 56’ 8” in the shot put. Sophomore Darryl Shaw improved on his season best to net the fifth-best triple jump in the conference this season.
The women’s team was anchored by performances off the track. Sophomore Nicole Greene beat in-conference rival Eleonora Omoregie of Florida State with an ACC-leading mark in the high jump. The jump also ranks eighth in the NCAA this season. First-year Brianna Duncan placed third in the long jump, and junior Alexis Gannon had a lifetime best performance in the triple jump with an ACC second-best jump.
Who stood out?
Redshirt senior Sarah Howard has put together a formidable final campaign since the indoor season, but this weekend was the high point so far. The thrower finally broke the 17-meter mark for the first time in her career in the shot put, which earned her the second best mark in UNC history.