TRACK AND FIELD


2/9/2014 1:45pm

Track and field successful in away meet

Highlighted by a historic indoor weight throw from A.J. Hicks and a third-place finish in the mile from Jack Driggs, the UNC track and field team will look to build off a respectable showing at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York City.


1/27/2014 12:21am

Mixed results for track and field teams on weekend

The track and field indoor season has started with a bang in Chapel Hill, where the Eddie Smith Field House hosted five days of competition in the span of nine days. The Dick Taylor Challenge doubled as the first annual Carolina Cup, a competition among track and field teams from North Carolina.


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.


4/15/2012 2:52pm

UNC’s head track coach Dennis Craddock to retire after 27 years

In his 27 years as North Carolina’s men’s and women’s head cross country and track and field coach, Dennis Craddock built more than just successful teams — he built a family. Craddock will retire at end of this season as one of the most successful coaches in ACC sports’ history.


4/17/2011 12:12pm

	Senior Parker Smith took the men’s pole vault title for the Tar Heels, jumping 17-4 1/2.

UNC track successful at Saturday’s invitational

Severe weather and strong winds wreaked havoc at Saturday’s event, causing several stoppages and sending some of the events indoors. Despite Mother Nature’s best efforts, the Tar Heels were able to avoid the rain puddles and claim seven victories during the day.


4/13/2011 4:33pm

	On April 1, Isaac Presson recorded the nation’s fastest time in the 1500 meters this year.

UNC’s Morris, Presson take it easy this weekend

Many of UNC’s top performers will not participate in this weekend’s meet in order to rest up for the upcoming ACC Outdoor Championships in Durham. “I know this might sound strange, but we don’t really want anybody to have a really big performance this weekend,” coach Dennis Craddock said.


2/13/2011 1:29pm

Freshman Morris, Tar Heels impress in track and field meet

At last week’s GaREAT Invitational, freshman Sandi Morris set the UNC school record in the pole vault with a jump of 13-5 3/4. At Saturday’s Dick Taylor-UNC Invitational, with jumps of 13-8 and 13-10, Morris broke her own school record not once, but twice. In doing so, Morris took first place in the pole vault competition.


2/10/2011 12:07am

	North Carolina track and field athlete Kwabena Keene with some of his best work. The junior is UNC’s leader in shot-put and discus throwing, but has a passion for painting in his free time.  In addition to canvas work, Keene also paints custom shoes for his small business, Kwopuni Designs.

Field athlete expresses himself with art

Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong Keene doesn’t see his colorblindness as any reason to stop pursing art. He is an economics and studio art double major, receiving art instruction for the first time in his life. His medium of choice: plain white Vans or basic Nikes — wearable art.