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9 Track Athletes Set to Compete in NCAAs

The women who have qualified for the NCAA Championships are Shalane Flanagan (mile), Joy Ganes (high jump), Beth George (distance medley relay), Edi Ntuen (400m), Alice Schmidt (800m), and Ola Sesay (long jump). Anissa Gainey and Trish Nervo will also travel as alternates for the distance medley relay.

Flanagan, the ACC Indoor Rookie of the Year, set a new ACC meet record of 4:37.41 in the mile to win the conference title. She enters as the No. 1 seed.

Ganes, a three-time All-America, will represent the Tar Heels in the high jump and is seeded fifth with a mark of 6 feet. Ganes became only the second female in ACC indoor track history to dominate a single event after winning her fourth straight indoor high jump title.

Schmidt is the ACC champion in the 800 meters in a time of 2:06.63, and ranks fourth heading into the NCAA Championships. Schmidt is undefeated in the 800 this season and holds the second fastest time in UNC history.

Sesay, received an automatic bid in the long jump following the first indoor meet in January with a leap of 20-11 3/4 and has led the ACC all season in this event.

Jeff Ellis and Blair Woodward will represent the men's team. Ellis won the ACC 800 meter title in a UNC record time of 1:49.52. Ellis broke his own record last weekend at the Alex Wilson Invitational running 1:49.06 and enters the Championships seeded 15th.

Woodward won the long jump at the ACC Championships with a leap of

25- 5 1/2, the second best jump in UNC history. Woodward holds the No. 11 spot going into the Championships.

The Championships will be held Friday through Saturday.

Fencers Qualify for Regionals

Fourteen members of the 2001 University of North Carolina fencing team have qualified to compete Saturday in the NCAA's 2001 Mid-Atlantic/South Regional Fencing Championships at Drew University. Action begins at 9 a.m. Saturday..

North Carolina's contingent includes nine men and five women.

Competing for the Tar Heels in epee are Seth Axford, Kees Van der Wge and Josh Webb for the men and Elizabeth Athanas for the women. In foil, George Leach, Matt McMurray and Curtis "C.J." Webster will compete for the men and Ivona Puszkarczuk for the women. UNC's sabre contingent includes Zephr Mays, John Smith and Jimmy Steele for the men and Annemarie Gero, Kim Treiber and Kyle Treiber for the women.

Men's Lacrosse Travels to Delaware

North Carolina's men's lacrosse team will be back in action again this Saturday night when the Tar Heels travel to Newark, Del. to play the Fightin' Blue Hens of Delaware. The game will mark the third successive Saturday that John Haus' Tar Heels have taken to the road. Game time is 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Men's Tennis Swings Through Texas

North Carolina's men's tennis team left Thursday for a three-match series with a troika of Texas universities as part of its action over spring break.

The Tar Heels (4-3) will kick off action Saturday against the No. 13 Texas Longhorns (6-1). Following the action in Austin, the Heels will travel to Houston to battle Rice. The Owls are currently undefeated on the season at 10-0.

North Carolina's final stop in Texas will be in College Station where the Heels will meet No. 5 Texas A&M.

Baseball to Host Le Moyne

North Carolina, winners of eight of its last nine games, hosts Le Moyne College for a three-game series this weekend in Chapel Hill. The only other time the two schools have met was in 1978 when the Tar Heels and Dolphins split a two-game series at Boshamer Stadium.

Dennis Robinson (0-0, 5.40 ERA) takes the mound today. Daniel Moore (2-0, 2.89 ERA) and Scott Manshack (1-1, 6.62 ERA) are slated to start Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

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