The North Carolina track and field team competed in Vertklasse Meeting Friday and Saturday. Sophomore Jill Shippee placed second in the women’s hammer throw, giving North Carolina three women that are top 10 in the nation in their events.
On Friday, North Carolina had notable performances from multiple athletes.
Sophomore Madison Wiltrout won the women’s javelin toss in decisive fashion as her throw of 51.05 meters, well farther than second place. First-year Emily Malone finished seventh with a 42.79-meter throw and improved on her lifetime best she set at the Yellow Jacket Invitational.
In the men’s javelin toss redshirt junior Jared Martin set a new season-best with a 62.26-meter throw in route to a fifth-place finish.
On Saturday in the women’s hammer throw, Shippee made her outdoor debut with a 63.77- meter throw, good enough for second place.
Sophomore Anna Keefer won the women’s 200-meter dash with 23.54 seconds, setting a new personal-best, the fifth-best time in the ACC. Sophomore Emerson Porter set a personal record in the women’s pole vault invite with 4.01 meters, a tie for second place.
Redshirt junior Nicole Greene won the women’s high jump invite with 1.82 meters, which is the second-best high jump in the nation.
Redshirt sophomore Daniel McArthur, competing as an individual, won the men’s shot put handedly with his throw of 18.75 meters. The women’s 4x100 relay team also won with a time of 45.55, while the The men’s 4x100 A relay team finished in first while the B relay team placed third. In the men’s 4x400 relay North Carolina finished second.