Lady Rams Give Solid Efforts Among World's Best at The Penn Relays

PENNSYLVANIA, PA – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams track & field team took the track against some of the top competition in the world at The Penn Relays, Thursday. The Lady Rams relay teams, along with long and triple jumper Tajanel McNeil took part in one of the most prominent track & field events in the world.

The Lady Rams opened the day with a strong effort in the women's 4x100m relay when the team recorded a 47.94 to place 48th among the 100 teams competing in the event. The relay team returned to action when they took the track in the women's 4x400m relay. The team recorded a 3:50.21 to place 35th among the field of 87 teams.

Individually, junior long jumper Tajanel McNeil posted an 18'5.75" (5.63m) leap in the event. With the effort, she placed 16th among the field of 28 competitors that included a field of student-athletes from NCAA powers, South Carolina, Tennessee, Houston, Indiana, East Carolina, and host of others.

McNeil will return to action tomorrow when she competes in her signature event, the women's triple jump at 11:00 a.m. For more information on Lady Rams track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to