TRACK AND FIELD


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.


1/30/2011 2:21pm

UNC track teams split for weekend meets

Saturday’s separate meets for North Carolina’s men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams were all about rewriting the record book. The women dominated Chapel Hill’s Kent Taylor Run for the Kids Invitational and took six events while attempting to dash school and national record. While the women enjoyed success in Chapel Hill, UNC coach Dennis Craddock and the top male runners traveled to Annapolis to test their abilities on a banked track.


10/13/2010 10:09pm

	UNC assistant track and field coach Antonio Pettigrew’s death was ruled a suicide.

Antonio Pettigrew death determined a suicide

An autopsy released Wednesday morning ruled the death of UNC assistant track and field coach Antonio Pettigrew to be a suicide. Police found Pettigrew dead in his car in Chatham County early in the morning of Aug. 10. He was 42 years old.


4/18/2010 11:16pm

UNC track and field places third and fourth at ACCs

The North Carolina women’s and men’s track and field teams grabbed third and fourth place, respectively, at the ACC Outdoor Championships on Saturday.On the women’s side, junior Dominique Jackson won an individual title in the 800 for the second-straight year, with a time of 2:06.16.


2/11/2010 11:31pm

All-ACC  Vanneisha Ivy owns the second-fastest 60-meter hurdle time in UNC history. DTH file/Phong Dinh

UNC track seeks conference title

Track and field is a sport of repetition. Athletes run the same distances, throw the same weights and engage in the same rituals week after week. But make no mistake, the North Carolina track and field team is not comfortable settling for a repeat performance of their 2009 season.