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Track And Field

Isaac Presson
University of North Carolina
Cross Country
Chapel Hill, NC
Monday, August 23, 2010

UNC’s Morris, Presson take it easy this weekend

Many of UNC’s top performers will not participate in this weekend’s meet in order to rest up for the upcoming ACC Outdoor Championships in Durham. “I know this might sound strange, but we don’t really want anybody to have a really big performance this weekend,” coach Dennis Craddock said.

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Freshman Morris, Tar Heels impress in track and field meet

At last week’s GaREAT Invitational, freshman Sandi Morris set the UNC school record in the pole vault with a jump of 13-5 3/4. At Saturday’s Dick Taylor-UNC Invitational, with jumps of 13-8 and 13-10, Morris broke her own school record not once, but twice. In doing so, Morris took first place in the pole vault competition.

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	North Carolina track and field athlete Kwabena Keene with some of his best work. The junior is UNC’s leader in shot-put and discus throwing, but has a passion for painting in his free time.  In addition to canvas work, Keene also paints custom shoes for his small business, Kwopuni Designs.

Field athlete expresses himself with art

Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong Keene doesn’t see his colorblindness as any reason to stop pursing art. He is an economics and studio art double major, receiving art instruction for the first time in his life. His medium of choice: plain white Vans or basic Nikes — wearable art.

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UNC track teams split for weekend meets

Saturday’s separate meets for North Carolina’s men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams were all about rewriting the record book. The women dominated Chapel Hill’s Kent Taylor Run for the Kids Invitational and took six events while attempting to dash school and national record. While the women enjoyed success in Chapel Hill, UNC coach Dennis Craddock and the top male runners traveled to Annapolis to test their abilities on a banked track.

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All-ACC  Vanneisha Ivy owns the second-fastest 60-meter hurdle time in UNC history. DTH file/Phong Dinh

UNC track seeks conference title

Track and field is a sport of repetition. Athletes run the same distances, throw the same weights and engage in the same rituals week after week. But make no mistake, the North Carolina track and field team is not comfortable settling for a repeat performance of their 2009 season.

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