The UNC track and field team traveled to Clemson, S.C. over the weekend to compete in the Bob Pollock Invitational. The Tar Heels made a mark in their second-straight meet in South Carolina, breaking 14 career records at the Rock Norman Track & Field Complex.
On the women’s side of the meet, senior Morgan Ilse finished first in the one mile run with a career-best time (4:40.10) and was accompanied with a top-10 finish from sophomore Erin Edmundson.
In the women's 60-meter hurdles, first-year Nicole Barnes placed sixth with a time of 8.67 seconds. Sophomore Anna Keefer gave the Tar Heels another top finish as she placed first in the women's long jump of 5.83 meters.
Junior Brianna Isles finished sixth in the women’s triple jump (12.28 meters), while sophomore Jill Shippee had a second place finish (19.65 meters) in the women’s weight throw — giving her a new lifetime record. The mark was also the third-best weight throw in UNC track and field history.
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).