AUSTIN, TEXAS - Two UNC student-athletes from the track and field teams competed at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays today. Xenia Rahn and Emily Godwin finished four events of the women's heptathlon today.
Rahn finished the day in eighth place with 3,241 points and Godwin finished in 14th with 3,064 points. Today's events were the 100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200-meter dash.
Rahn ran 14.07 in the 100-meter hurdles for 968 points, eighth best in the field of 24. She also finished eighth in the high jump after clearing 5-6 ½ (1.69 meters) earning 842 points. Rahn gained 656 points after finishing fifth in the shot put and throwing 39-1 ¼ (11.92 meters). She gained 775 points in the 200 timing in at 26.25 with a strong headwind.
Godwin ran 15.16 in the hurdles and earned 821 points, but placed third in her best event: the high jump. Godwin gained 916 points from the high jump after clearing 5-8 ¾ (1.75 meters) despite strong winds. In the shot put Godwin threw 32-9 ½ (9.99 meters) for 529 points and ran 25.99 in the 200 for 798 points.
"I thought Emily and Xenia competed well today," North Carolina assistant coach Josh Langley said. Langley coaches the multi-event athletes. "They did an outstanding job of handling some very strong winds in the high jump and stayed composed. After day one they are right where we projected them to be and they are taking advantage of the opportunity. We just have to approach day two the same way."
Tomorrow Rahn and Godwin will finish the three remaining events in the women's heptathlon: long jumo, javelin throw and 800-meter run. They will begin competing at 11:40 a.m. central time. Avana Story will also compete Thursday but in the hammer toss, which will start at 12:30 p.m. central time. Live results can be found here.
While a few individuals are competing at the Texas Relays, most members of the University of North Carolina track and field teams will be traveling to Raleigh, N.C. to compete in the Raleigh Relays on Friday and Saturday. Some student-athletes will be making their outdoor season debuts in Raleigh this weekend and the team is looking forward to seeing familiar faces at the competition. The meet will be live streamed but rain and thunderstorms could delay the meet for some time. A recap of performances and results will be available on Goheels.com after each day.