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Wednesday May 31st

Track And Field

Graduate student Jill Shippee poses for a portrait at the Eddie Smith Field House on May 23, 2022.

UNC graduate thrower Jill Shippee: ACC record-holder and student-athlete advocate

As a star goalkeeper at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, N.Y., UNC track and field star Jill Shippee initially had her sights set on playing soccer in college.  In the fall of 2017, Shippee came into the UNC track and field program as a first-year on the throwing squad. She staked her claim inside the circle instantly.  Now, as a graduate student closing out her last track season as a Tar Heel, Shippee holds the school and ACC women’s hammer throw record of 69.76 meters.

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Dylan Sorensen coaches players at the University of North Carolina Cross Country Wolfpack Invite at the Wake Med Cross Country Course in Cary, NC on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey A. Camarati/UNC Athletic Communications.

Dylan Sorensen is the new head coach of UNC women's cross-country team

Chris Miltenberg, UNC's director of cross-country and track and field, cited Sorensen's people-first philosophy and recruiting prowess in his decision. Last year, Sorensen helped lead the women's cross-country team to make the 2020 season their most successful in more than a decade. The team made its first NCAA championships appearance since 2014, finishing 14th.

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