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Flanagan Snags National Honors

Sophomore runner Shalane Flanagan will race in the cross country NCAA title meet today in Greenville, S.C.

Flanagan won her second-straight ACC title this season as well as her second-consecutive NCAA Regional title. She leads a Tar Heel squad that is ranked No. 8 nationally and No. 2 in the Southeast region.

Flanagan's honor is the first ever for a Tar Heel cross country runner.

Six Wrestlers Place in Top 5

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. -- The North Carolina wrestling team had six wrestlers place in the top five spots at the East Stroudsburg Open on Saturday. The event was the first action for the Tar Heels this season.

Dusty Heist was the highest-placing UNC wrestler, taking third place at 174 pounds. Three Tar Heels earned 4th-place spots: Evan Sola (133 pounds), Brad Byers (141 pounds) and Matt Kenny (heavyweight).

Chris Rodrigues (125 pounds) and Jake Reynolds (165 pounds) each grabbed fifth-place finishes.

The Tar Heels are back in action next Saturday. They will host the Sharpie-Carolina Open at Carmichael Auditorium.

Swimming Takes Titles

North Carolina's men's and women's swimming and diving teams eased to the Nike Cup swimming and diving championships Friday at Koury Natatorium.

The Tar Heel women won the title by a large margin, finishing with 874 points. Virginia Tech edged LSU for second place 639 to 637.5.

In the men's competition, the Tar Heels won with 875 points. Runner-up LSU finished with 764 points.

North Carolina's lead was so large that the Tar Heels still won by more than 100 points even after UNC's A and B 400-yard freestyle relays were disqualified on the final event of the meet.

UNC senior Katie Hathaway capped the meet by winning her fourth individual event on Saturday night and doing so in Nike Cup record time.

Hathaway won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2 minutes, 12.83 seconds, breaking her own Nike Cup mark of 2:13.87 set in 1999.

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