In the men’s division, the Tar Heels clinched a first place finish in the 4x400 Meter Relay with the fastest time (3:10.00) in the ACC. The young relay group consisted of first-year Onyedikachi Ohia-Enyia, and sophomores Jadon Johnson, Ryan Saint-Germain and Isaiah Palmer.
UNC had five runners finish in the top-20 in the one mile run, including junior Luke Peterson finishing seventh with a time of 4:13.97. Sophomore Marcus Krah placed 11th in the men’s long jump (6.62 meters), followed by junior Joey Souza who clinched 12th with 6.61 meters.
Following his record breaking throw last week, sophomore Daniel McArthur finished second in the men’s shot with a mark of 18.86 meters. In the men’s 200 meter dash, sophomore Isaiah Palmer placed second with a time of 21.46. Johnson joined him with a top-20 finish (22.36).
In the 600 meter run, junior Brandon Cachon finished second with a career-best time of 1:20.31, and Ohia-Enyia finished fifth with a time of 1:21.64. In the 3,000 meter run, the Tar Heels had three runners finish in the top-10: senior Nick Golebiowski (fifth), sophomore Jeremy Brown (seventh) and junior Matt Thorton (ninth).
Who stood out?
Ilse qualified for her second ACC Indoor Championship event after winning the women’s mile on Friday. Her mile time (4:40.10) is currently the sixth best in the nation and the third best in the ACC.
Ilse also clocked a personal record of 2:09.38 in her first indoor collegiate 800-meter appearance. Keefer was two-for-two as she earned another first-place finish after jumping 5.83 meters.
Lindsey Lanier beat her previous time in the 3,000-meter by nearly half a minute (9:46.08). Luke Peterson, Andrew Brooks, Connor Peeples and Marshall Williamson ran personal-best times in the men’s mile as well.
When was it decided?
UNC established its presence early on in the meet on Friday with high-ranking finished from Ilse, Keefer, Barnes and MacArthur.
On Saturday, the strong individual performances continued as the Tar Heels broke personal records and clinched a relay win.
Why does it matter?
The Tar Heels qualified for three more ACC Indoor Championship events at the Bob Pollock Invitational and continued a strong start to the season.
When do they play next?
The Tar Heels will go to both the Camel City Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C. and the Virginia Tech "Doc Hale" Elite Meet in Blacksburg, Va., on Feb. 1-2.
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