After its meet in Blacksburg, Va., was canceled a week ago, it was important for the North Carolina track and field team to come out firing on all cylinders.
And in the Hilton Garden Invitational in Winston-Salem, the Tar Heels didn't disappoint.
First-year Nicole Greene participated in the high jump on Friday and cleared 1.78 meters, finishing second and placing higher than any other collegiate athlete. She finished second to Brianne Theisen-Eaton, who won the silver medal in the heptathlon in the 2013 and 2015 World Championships.
Redshirt senior A.J. Hicks joined Greene on the podium with a second-place finish in the men’s weight throw. Hicks threw 20.76 meters, adding to his already impressive season.
Redshirt first-year Alex Cooke also had a solid outing, setting a personal record for women’s weight throw with a sixth-place finish of 17.83 meters.
On Saturday, first-year Katlin Sherman found success in the women’s 200-meter dash, finishing first with a time of 24.60 seconds.
The Tar Heels also fielded two distance medley relay teams, with the women earning second place and the men finishing third.
In Friday's Camel City Elite races, redshirt junior Mark Derrick finished in eighth in the men’s 3,000-meter run and redshirt senior Lizzy Whelan took seventh place in the women’s 800-meter run.