Emily Godwin took home first place in the women's pentathlon and several other Tar Heels impressed as the North Carolina track and field teams hosted the Tobacco Road Multis on Wednesday and Thursday.
Two events took place over the course of two days: the men’s heptathlon and the women’s pentathlon.
In the men’s heptathlon, first-years Will Eskew and Joseph Ibrahim and senior John Beyle represented the Tar Heels. The trio had several good results, with Beyle finishing second in the shot put, Ibrahim finishing first in the high jump and Eskew finishing first in the 1,000-meter race. However, they were up against some tough competition, and the final standings ended with Eskew in fifth with 4,243 points, Ibrahim in sixth with 3,653 points, and Beyle in seventh out of seven competitors with 3383 points.
In the women’s pentathlon, Godwin and sophomore Tainasha Vines competed for UNC, with both putting in excellent performances.
Godwin got off to a fast start, taking first place in 60-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put and long jump. Vines followed closely behind, taking third, third, second, and second in those competitions, respectively.
In the final event, the 800-meter run, Vines took second and Godwin finished third. The final standings showed Godwin in first place with a score of 3,796 total points and Vines in third with 3,557 points.
Who stood out?
Godwin turned in an exceptional performance in the women’s pentathlon and her victory never looked in doubt, as she won four of the first five events on her way to a first-place finish.