Our final Orange Panther of the Week for the 2020-2021 academic year is senior track and field athlete Erin Mink. On June 26, Mink finished 7th at the 3A State Track and Field Championships at North Carolina A&T’s Truist Stadium in Greensboro. Mink cleared ten feet. The previous week, Mink came in second at the Mideast Regionals at Southern Lee High School in Sanford. Mink didn’t just excel in the pole vault. At the Big 8 Conference Championships, Mink finished second in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump. This season, Mink Mink finished first in the triple jump at Friday Night Lights at East Chapel Hill High School on June 4. Mink had eight first place finishes for Orange this season in three different events. Her final meet at Orange took place two weeks after she graduated. Later this month, Mink will move in to her new surroundings at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she plans to study biology.

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