North Carolina track and field athletes competed in two meets this weekend, serving as their final tune-up before the ACC Championships.
UNC took several distance runners to the UCS invitational in Winston-Salem on Saturday. Coach Mark VanAlstyne said most Tar Heel first-years had solid performances at the meet, but one in particular stood out from the rest.
“Morgan Ilse had a really good day winning the mile,” VanAlstyne said. “She showed a lot of competitiveness, had to fight for it right down to the wire and won by 0.04 seconds.”
Ilse — a first-year from Dunwoody Georgia — ran a time of 5:00.76, taking first overall in the women's mile. Junior Mattie Blue finished ninth overall in the event, running a 5:07.75.
UNC also hosted the Kent Taylor Invitational on Sunday. Coach Harlis Meaders was pleased with the runners and throwers who competed.