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Taylor Vippolis won the men's 800 in a new collegiate PR.
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PRs Reign Again As UNC Closes Home Meet
Release: 02/16/2013

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina track and field program closed its home indoor schedule on Saturday with the Kent Taylor Invitational, seeing seven PRs and eight top-collegiate or first-place finishes. The meet was the final outing for the teams before the ACC Indoor Championships next week in Blacksburg, Va.

Two personal bests were set in the men's 60-meter hurdles, one by the victor Roy Smith as he raced 8.00 in the event final and another by Devon Carter in the prelims at 8.01. Both Smith and Carter are ranked in the top five in the ACC for the event.

Jasmine Wilson continued the pace of Tar Heel personal bests in the hurdles as she won her preliminary heat of the women's 60-meter hurdles in 8.64. Wilson went on to finish third in the final.

In his 2013 indoor debut Ryan Walling set a personal record in the men's mile as he captured first place in 4:13.98. Mike Jacobs followed Walling in second place with his PR of 4:14.58.

Taylor Vippolis won the men's 800 with a collegiate PR of 1:57.51.

In the women's 3,000, Caroline O'Hea was the top-collegiate as she finished in 10:14.66. Aundrea Holmes was the second-best collegiate in 10:19.45.

Avana Story placed third in the women's weight throw as she threw a collegiate best of 59-0 (17.98 meters). That mark moves her to third all-time in the UNC record books for the event.

In the women's pole vault, Cameron Overstreet won her third meet of the season.

Daisaun White won the men's triple jump as he reached 46-6 ¼ (14.18 meters).

The Tar Heels will compete at the conference championships hosted by Virginia Tech on February 21-23. Follow the Tar Heels on Twitter (@UNCTrack_Field) and stay tuned to GoHeels.com for special previews leading up to the meet.


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