The North Carolina track and field team was having a record-setting season.
Despite this being the Tar Heels' first season under director Chris Miltenberg, they excelled. Nearly every meet saw someone, often many people, set new personal or school records. This run of form led them to the ACC Indoor Championships where the team secured two conference titles, setting four school records and 14 personal records.
Needless to say, UNC had plenty of momentum going into the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Then, due to the widespread impact of COVID-19, all NCAA events in the spring were canceled. Despite obvious disappointment, the team is intent on moving forward and using the circumstance as a chance to prove its mettle.
“This is yet another opportunity for us to define who we’re gonna be and what kind of team we’re gonna be, and what I mean is how we handle adversity and how we handle challenges,” Miltenberg said. “This turns into an opportunity for growth for us.”