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  • Monument Name

    Belk Track Statues, UNC (Chapel Hill)

  • Type


  • Subjects

    Historic Sports Figures

    Educational Institutions

  • Creator

    Richard Hallier, Sculptor

  • City

    Chapel Hill

  • County


  • Description

    The monument is composed of three bronze statues depicting athletes. The first statue depicts a runner breaking through the tape at the finish line. The second depicts a hurdler jumping a hurdle. The third depicts an athlete about to release his javelin. All three statues depict the athletes in motion.

  • Custodian

    The University of North Carolina

  • Dedication Date


  • Decade


  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.908240 , -79.045440 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Belk Track Statues: The Javelin Thrower, The Hurdler, The Finish Line," The Carolina Story: A Virtual Museum of University History, (accessed February 4, 2011) Link

      "Biography of Richard Hallier,", (accessed May 16, 2012) Link

      "Statues Capture Essence of Athletes in Action," UNC University Gazette ArtiFACTS, (accessed February 28, 2012) Link

  • Public Site


  • Materials & Techniques


  • Sponsors

    The statues were donated by Irwin Belk.

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