Sunday was a day for Tar Heel victories.
Carolina’s field hockey and women’s soccer team both claimed Atlantic Coast Conference championship wins, and 2004 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years.
“We did it,” Flanagan posted on her Instagram account along with a photo of her holding an outstretched American flag.
Flanagan, a four-time Olympian, finished the New York City Marathon with a time of 2:26:53.
In ACC play, Carolina’s field hockey team claimed its 20th ACC championship in program history after it beat Louisville 1-0. Junior Malin Evert scored the game-winner in the 19th minute of play and the Tar Heel defense held on to earn its second shutout in as many games, the seventh of the season.
With the win, the team earned a spot in the 2017 NCAA Championship bracket.
The women’s soccer team then defeated top-seeded Duke to win the ACC Championship. Zoe Redei’s goal on a rebound in the first minute of the second half was the difference as the Tar Heels prevailed by a score of 1-0.
The win was their first ACC championship since 2009 and their 21st ACC Tournament title overall.