Members of the North Carolina track and field team competed in the NCAA Championships from Wednesday through Saturday in Austin, Texas. Redshirt first-year Madison Wiltrout and redshirt junior Nicole Greene won first team All-America honors, while the men’s 4x400 relay earned second team All-America honors.
The men’s 4x400 relay team kicked off the event for the Tar Heels on Wednesday, composed of sophomore Isaiah Palmer, junior Ari Cogdell, sophomore Jadon Johnson and sophomore Ryan Saint-Germain. The team placed 10th out of 22 teams with a time of 3:05.11, a season best, to earn second team All-America honors for the season.
Adverse weather conditions on Thursday pushed back the women’s javelin toss to Friday. Wiltrout, however, still performed at the exceptional level she has all season, as she threw for 181 feet and one inch and placed third in the event. This mark gave Wiltrout a first team All-America honor.
The last event for the Tar Heels was the women’s high jump Saturday afternoon. Greene continued to excel in the event as she has done all season for North Carolina. With a jump of 6 feet 1.5 inches, Greene placed a close second and missed first place by half an inch. Greene's jump earned her first team All-American honors, however.