The North Carolina track and field team made the short trek to Durham to compete in the Battle of the Blues on Friday and Saturday. The meet featured UNC, Duke and Michigan in the first ever time the three programs have met in a tri-meet.
The men’s team finished first with a total score of 83 points, while the women’s team fell short to finish last with a score of 48.
On Friday, the meet featured only the men and women’s hammer events.
Senior Avana Story started the women off fast with a first place finish in the hammer after throwing 58.44 meters. For the men, redshirt senior A.J. Hicks finished in third place with a throw of 58.98 meters.
In the men’s 200-meter dash and 400-meter race, junior Ceo Ways earned two first-place finishes with times of 21.11 and 47.09 seconds. Sophomore Kenny Selmon also won two separate events — the men’s 110- and 400-meter hurdles — with times of 14.35 and 50.75.
In the women’s running events, redshirt senior Lizzy Whelan ran a time of 2:06.64 to capture first place in the 800-meter race.
The men’s 4x100-meter relay finished first over Duke with a time of 42.09, and the men’s 4x400-meter relay team solidified the top spot with a time of 3:07.81.
The field events displayed three first-years taking over the spotlight for the Tar Heels.
Nicole Greene started off for the women with a first-place jump of 1.79 meters in the high jump. Darryl Shaw earned a win in the men’s triple jump after covering a distance of 15.16 meters, while Joey Souza completed the men’s long jump with a distance of 7.39 meters for first place.