The UNC track and field teams had a busy weekend, competing in both the Virginia Tech "Doc Hale" Elite Meet and the Camel City Invitational.
At the Camel City Invitational on Friday, redshirt junior Draven Crist qualified for the ACC Championship with a 6-foot, 8.75-inch jump in the men's high jump. Crist has posted three ACC-qualifying jumps this season.
UNC competed against two other teams in Pittsburgh on Friday night. The Tar Heels took down fellow EAGL squad Pittsburgh, 194.050-193.550, but lost to Temple, 194.200-194.050.
Junior Khazia Hislop stood out for the Tar Heels with a score of 9.925 on the balance beam. Head coach Derek Galvin was thrilled with his star's performance.
“Khazia Hislop did one of the best routines I have ever seen her do,” Galvin said. “It was absolutely beautiful.”
Swimming and diving
On Saturday, UNC competed against Duke at Koury Natatorium for Senior Day in an atmosphere first-year diver Emily Grund called "so insane."
Both the men's and women's squads had close battles against the Blue Devils, but both teams ended up falling short. The men lost, 155-145, and the women fell, 165.5-134.5.
No. 6 UNC faced No. 8 Texas in a matchup of top-10 teams on Saturday. The Longhorns outlasted the Tar Heels, 5-2, in Austin, Texas.
North Carolina heads onto the road again to face Illinois on Saturday.
To get the day's news and headlines in your inbox each morning, sign up for our email newsletters.
No. 3 UNC had a statement win on Saturday against No. 2 Vanderbilt at the Vanderbilt Currey Tennis Center. The Tar Heels defeated the Commodores, 5-2, thanks to No. 2 duo Cameron Morra and Makenna Jones.
North Carolina is now 6-0 on the season and looks ahead to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships this week.
No. 15 UNC began the year by taking on Mercer in Atlanta, Georgia. Junior midfielder Justin Anderson led the way with three goals and recovered four ground balls.
Eleven other plays scored in the 20-9 win for the Tar Heels.
@DTHSports | email@example.com