Orange Panther of the Week: Erin Mink

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Updated: February 16, 2020

This week’s Orange Panther of the Week is indoor track and field jumper Erin Mink. On January 18, Mink won the high jump event at the East Chapel Hill Polar Bear #4 at Dave Thaden Stadium with a leap of four feet, eight inches. On that same day, Mink finished second in the long jump at 14 feet, 1.75 inches. She also came in second in the triple jump at 30 feet, 4.25 inches. She came in second in both events. At the East Chapel Hill Polar Bear #6 on February 1, Mink finished first in the triple jump at 30 feet, 7.75 inches. Mink competed in four different East Chapel Hill Polar Bear events this winter. She will now prepare for the start of outdoor season, which starts in March. Last March, Erin won the high jump in the opening outdoor track meet of the season in a dual meet against East Chapel Hill. The following week, she won another high jump event in a tri-meet with Southern Durham and Chapel Hill, and finished third in the long jump with a leap of 14 feet. Mink finished third in the triple jump.


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