Senior Kenny Selmon bolstered his strong resume by reaching the 400-meter hurdles final with a blazing top time of 49.33.
Senior Natasha Dixon also had a strong performance, clocking a lifetime-best 58.79 in the 400-meter hurdles. It was Dixon's first time qualifying for the finals in her career.
Sophomore Brianna Duncan emerged victorious from her heat in the 200-meter preliminaries to advance to the final with a time of 23.31.
The highlights from the second day consisted of sophomore Daniel McArthur and first-year Anna Keefer earning All-ACC honors and six other Tar Heels advancing to event finals.
McArthur finished in sixth place in the men's shot put to receive All-ACC marks for the second straight year at the outdoor championships.
Keefer, already an ACC champion in women’s long jump this year, placed sixth with a jump of 19 feet, 10.25 inches to give her All-ACC honors for the second time in her inaugural season.
Senior Cierra Dunston had one of the best runs of her career, setting a career mark and placing first in the 400-meter field with a time of 52.79. Her time was the fifth fastest for the event in UNC history.
Dixon produced the best time of her career in the 100-meter hurdles, clocking in at 13.50. She also competed in the 400-meter hurdles, earning herself the privilege of being the only woman to qualify for the finals in both events.
Continuing his stellar showing, Selmon won a second consecutive ACC title in the 400-meter hurdles to remain undefeated in the event on the season. He is the second Tar Heel to win back-to-back titles in the last five years. His victory marks the sixth time a North Carolina runner has won the event in the past eight seasons.
He was also a part of the men’s 4x400 relay that ran a season-best 3:07:66 to take home first place. The victory was the fifth by UNC in the event in the last six seasons.
Another member of the successful relay team, first-year Isaiah Palmer, earned first-team All-ACC honors after recording a career-best in the 400-meter event. Palmer finished third with a time of 46.55.
The women's 4x400 relay team finished fourth with a time of 3:34:97 — its best time of the season. A squad that included Dixon and Dunston posted the fourth best time in program history and earned second-team All-ACC honors.
The Tar Heel men earned first-team All-ACC in four events and received second-team honors in three events for the weekend. Meanwhile, the women's team had one first-team All-ACC selection and earned second-team honors in seven events.
Overall, the men's squad finished seventh in the championships with 51.5 points, and the women’s team finished eighth with 50.5 points.
UNC will next compete in the NCAA East Preliminary Round from May 24-26 in Tampa Bay, looking to punch a ticket for the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
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