Two Tar Heels earned All-ACC honors in the ACC Cross Country Championships in Cary, leading the North Carolina men to a sixth place finish and the women to 13th overall.
The Tar Heel men finished in sixth, led by sophomore Logan Carroll, who placed in 20th at the meet and received All-ACC honors.
Following Carroll closely were redshirt senior Mark Derrick and senior Joe Sansone, who both had personal records and finished in 25th and 27th.
Coming in after the Tar Heels top three were first-years Mark Myers and Jeremy Brown, who placed in 54th and 59th overall. Chris Madaffari, a junior, and Matt Thornton, a first-year, finished within five seconds of each other in 102nd and 103rd place.
The Tar Heels women finished in 13th despite first-year Blair Ramsey recovering from flu-like symptoms. For the women, Morgan Ilse led the way, earning 16th. She was followed by first-year Mady Clahane, sophomore Blake Dodge and first-year Erin Edmundson, who finished at 56, 65 and 74. Ramsey, a first-year, rounded out the Tar Heels side, finishing in 123rd place overall.
Who stood out?
UNC had two runners ear All-ACC honors in Ilse and Carroll. Ilse broke her previous personal record with a time of 20:31.7 in the 6k. Ilse has consistently been a top performer for the Tar Heels this season, finishing first for the side in three consecutive meets.
Carroll finished at 23:49.7 over 8k, also better than his previous personal record of 24:17. Carroll needed to run a strong race and did — which was a huge reason UNC finished sixth. It was the first time this season Carroll finished in first for the Tar Heels.