After talking earlier in the week, multis coach Josh Langley said the team went into Friday’s meet expecting Rahn to score at or around 4,100 points, exceeding the women’s school pentathlon record by a significant amount. She did just that.
The pentathlon is an accumulation of five events. It starts with the 60-meter hurdles followed by the high jump, shot put, long jump and 800-meter dash. Rahn demolished former Tar Heel Ariel Roberts’ 2011 record by 213 points, with a score of 4,129. She now holds the fourth top pentathlon score nationwide for the season.
“I haven’t heard her say anything about the school record, ever,” said teammate and fourth-place finisher, Lauren Lazor. “Xenia always wants to beat herself, and good stuff happens when you consistently outperform yourself.”
Rahn ran a personal best, and team best, of 8.49 in the 60-meter hurdles. After placing second in the high jump, Rahn remained in first place overall with 1,874 points and later won the long jump with a 6-meter performance.