The North Carolina track and field team had 13 athletes set new personal records over a two-day weekend full of competition that spanned four meets.
North Carolina competed in the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, Tiger Paw Invitational, the USATF Indoor Championships and the Don Kirby Elite Invitational over the busy weekend.
The Tar Heels started the packed weekend with five new personal records set on Friday.
Junior Dontavian Smith set a personal record in the semifinals of the men’s 60-meter dash at the Tiger Paw Invitational with 6.76 seconds.
At the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, senior Ashley Smith finished third in the second heat of the women’s 3,000 meters unseeded run with a time of 9:55.43, a new personal record. In the women’s mile, senior Erin Edmundson won heat five with 4:49.34, another personal record. Junior Emmeline Fisher finished second in heat six of the women’s one mile with a time 4:52.91 for personal record as well.
For field events on Friday at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational, redshirt-junior Madias Loper set a personal record in the men’s shot put with a throw of 17.85 meters and finished ninth.
Throughout the second day of the Tiger Paw and David Hemery, North Carolina set another eight personal records.
Four of them came in the men’s mile run at the Hemery Valentine Invitational as Jesse Hunt, senior Alex Milligan, senior Mitch Resor and senior Brandon Tubby all set personal records.