CHAPEL HILL - The University of North Carolina track and field teams kicked off their outdoor season today in Chapel Hill in the Carolina Relays.
"The first day here at the Carolina Relays was a success," North Carolina head coach Harlis Meaders said. "It was good to see kids making their debut for outdoor track and field. For the first meet I thought the marks were overall pretty good. I'm looking forward to going into tomorrow to watch the kids continue kicking off the outdoor season."
Steve Magnuson, Dan Mykityshyn and Chris Madaffari started the meet off on the right foot for the Tar Heels by going one-two-three in the men's 2,000-meter steeplechase. Magnuson finished at 5:55.69, Mykityshyn at 5:57.17 and Madaffari at 6:26.16.
Philip Morris set a new collegiate PR in the high jump by clearing 6-9 ¾ (2.08 meters). His height was good for second.
Chris DiLorenzo took third in the men's shot put. DiLorenzo, in his first meet of the year, threw 52-11 (16.13 meters).
Dontrevious Ousley, Jon Beyle, and Joe Hutchinson all competed in the men's discus. Ousley finished fourth with a throw of 166-7 (50.78 meters). Beyle threw for the first time in his collegiate career and threw 146-5 (44.59 meters) good for ninth. Hutchinson finished twelfth after throwing 124-5 ¼ (37.93 meters).
UNC had three student-athletes in the women's 200. Javianne Oliver finished in sixth at 24.76. Kendra Douglas finished in 14th but set a new personal record at 25.64. Jasmine Wilson finished the 200 in 20th timing in at 26.21.
Kayla Adams set a new PR in the discus on her last attempt. She threw 143-1 ¼ (43.62 meters), which placed her seventh.
The first day of the meet featured 11 collegiate events. A recap of performances and full results will be available at the end of the meet. The meet will continue tomorrow at 10 a.m. with three separate high school events. The first collegiate event will begin at 11 a.m. with the men's hammer throw. Live stats can be found here and a schedule of the meet can be found here.