CROSS COUNTRY


11/10/2013 4:08pm

Cross country men tune up in Three Stripe Invite

After a second-place finish at the ACC tournament last weekend, the North Carolina men’s cross country team rested its top runners this weekend, letting its less-experienced racers get some practice at the Three Stripe Invite in Cary.


11/3/2013 4:37pm

Cross country teams post 2 top-10 finishes

For the North Carolina men’s cross country team, the ACC Championships could not come soon enough. After a disappointing finish at the Wisconsin Invite two weeks ago, the Tar Heels were looking to get the bad taste out of their mouths.


9/29/2013 4:38pm

Men's cross country places first in Virginia

Despite competing on a tough course and against two ranked opponents, senior John Raneri knew the North Carolina men’s cross country team could rise to the occasion.


11/18/2012 10:26pm

UNC's Farber earns All-America honors

One year has made quite a difference for Lianne Farber. At the end of the 2011 fall season, Farber, then a redshirt freshman, had completed her first full season as a member of the North Carolina cross country team.


9/14/2012 11:46pm

Without top runners, UNC cross country teams finish second in Raleigh

It’s no surprise that North Carolina cross country coach Mark VanAlstyne wanted to see his teams win Friday at the Adidas Invitational in Raleigh. But the first-year coach realizes it’s a long season, and he chose to rest his top runners. By giving his younger runners valuable experience and confidence boosts early in the season, VanAlstyne hope to position them to peak when it matters most — in the ACC and NCAA championships. And despite their top runners sitting out, both the UNC men and women took second place at Friday’s meet. “The objective coming out was to continue to evaluate some of our young talent and see how they would respond to the competition that N.C.


7/11/2012 10:06am

	Harlis Meaders, UNC’s new Track & Field and Cross Country coach, was a captain on UNC’s 1992 ACC Championship team.

Former athlete returns to UNC as track and field coach

Harlis Meaders’ name is already etched in the North Carolina track and field record books. A three-time ACC champion as a Tar Heel, he will forever be remembered in UNC track and field circles. But now Meaders begins a new chapter of his Tar Heel career: head coach of the UNC track and field and cross country programs.


9/25/2011 2:23pm

UNC cross country teams place at Mountain Dew Invitational

For North Carolina cross country runner Mariana Lucena, Saturday’s course was a familiar one. With a fourth-place finish out of 208 runners in the 5K, Lucena led the Tar Heel women to a second-place finish in front of her friends and family at the Mountain Dew Invitational in Gainesville, Fla.


11/22/2010 10:17pm

	Mariana Lucena crossed the finish line in Terre Haute, Ind., with a time of 21:33.4. She was the third Tar Heel to finish in the NCAA Championships.

Schaaf paces UNC in NCAAs, finishes 11th

After three years of failing to qualify for the NCAA Division 1 Championships, the North Carolina women’s cross country team finished 14th in front of more than 5,000 spectators on Monday in Terre Haute, Ind., earning its highest national finish since taking 10th in 2004.


10/31/2010 8:08pm

	Senior Evan Watchempino placed seventh at the ACC Championships.

Five UNC cross country runners earn All-ACC honors at ACC Championships

With the NCAA Championships looming in the not-too-distant future, the North Carolina cross country teams stepped closer to qualifying on Saturday. Junior Kendra Schaaf earned All-ACC honors by finishing in the top 14 and led the No. 17 women’s team to a fifth-place finish at the ACC Championships in Boston, Mass., while the No. 25 men’s team finished third.


10/6/2010 10:17pm

UNC cross country team reveals Nike shoe secrets

The gear closet: A room with rows upon rows of about 700 pairs of Nike shoes. Prototypes, new models, flats, spikes — all available to the runners on the North Carolina cross country team. Every athlete’s dream. For sophomore Mariana Lucena, the dream manifests itself a little differently. She prefers Asics for her everyday practice runs even though the University provides her with eight or so pairs of Nikes.