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.