On Friday and Saturday, the North Carolina track and field teams split the weekend’s events in the Virginia Challenge, held in Charlottesville, and the Duke Invitational, held in Durham.
The Tar Heels competed Friday and Saturday and took home several first place awards. This was highlighted by the women’s 4x100, who were timed at 44.73 which was good enough to be the fastest time at the event on Friday.
Alex Milligan also finished first in the 1500 meter dash, while setting his lifetime best at 3:49.39.
Casey Greenwalt was another Tar Heel who set her best personal time in the women’s 1500 with a blazing 4:33.83 at the Duke Invitational. This is more impressive as it is the third straight meet that she has clocked in a personal best.
On the second day, Alex Cooke took home fifth in the hammer throw — throwing 195-7 — and barely missed her lifetime best.
In the women’s 5000 meter event, Caroline Alcorta and Morgan Ilse set personal bests in a tight race and took third and fourth place. Alcorta beat her best time by 11 seconds, and Ilse broke lifetime best by 11 seconds.
Who stood out?
There were two individuals who really stood out, one in the Duke Invitational, and one in the Virginia Challenge.