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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 represent two females and one male athletes. The first statue depicts a female sprinter breaking through the tape at the finish line. The second depicts a male runner jumping a hurdle. The third depicts a female athlete about to release her javelin. All three statues picture the athletes in motion.

  • Custodian

    The University of North Carolina

  • Dedication Date


  • Decade


  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.910900 , -79.041600 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

      "Richard Hallier,", (accessed April 16, 2023) Link

  • Public Site


  • Materials & Techniques


  • Sponsors

    The statues were donated by Irwin Belk.

  • Location

    The Belk Track Statues stand at the southwest corner of Belk Track & Fetzer Field on the UNC-Chapel Hill Campus. They are located near the intersection of South Rd.. and Country Club Rd in Chapel Hill, NC.

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