First-year Anna Keefer set a pair of personal records in the long jump and the 200 meters, and sophomore Liam Dixon also recorded a career-best mark in the pole vault as the North Carolina women’s and men’s track and field teams competed in the Weems Baskin Invitational in Columbia. S.C. this weekend.
Entering Friday, Keefer had yet to compete in the outdoor long jump, but expectations remained high thanks to her performance at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships.
She didn’t disappoint.
Instead, Keefer set a personal record with a 20-foot, 3-inch jump, which resulted in a second-place finish in the event. The jump is the best by an ACC athlete this season, and it beat Keefer’s previous personal best by half of an inch.
On Saturday, Keefer once again established a new career-best, this time in the 200 meters, finishing sixth out of 149 competitors with a time of 23.94 seconds.
Dixon took sixth place in the pole vault thanks to a personal-best mark of 15-feet, 11-inches.
Who stood out?
In addition to Keefer and Dixon’s personal records, several other Tar heels shined in Columbia.