EUGENE, ORE. — RJ Alowonle and Xenia Rahn both earned All-America honors Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Alowonle finished fifth in the men’s 400-meter hurdles while Rahn took eighth in the women’s heptathlon.
Alowolne, a sophomore from Cottage Grove, Minn., finished his sophomore campaign by placing fifth in the 400 hurdles and becoming the second Tar Heel to earn first-team All-America honors in the event. Alowonle ran 51.06 in the final and earned the men’s team four points.
Rahn, a junior from Hamburg, Germany, competed in her first NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and finished with one point for the women’s team. Rahn ended the competition with 5,558 points, 20 shy of the school record set by current coach Nicole Hudson. Rahn earned first-team All-America Honors and is the first to do so since Hudson finished sixth in 1992.
Isaac Presson, a senior from Asheville, N.C., finished his collegiate career by placing 13th in the men’s 5,000. He ran 13:55.55 and earned second-team All-America honors.