CHARLOTTE, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams showed a lot of promise with some great performances at the Johnson C. Smith Invitational Track & Field Meet. With just a week left before the 2015 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Track & Field Championships, the Lady Rams put on some impressive showings on the track and in field events.
The Lady Rams kicked things off with some great efforts in the sprint events. Senior Nya Michaux set the stage when she placed second in the women's 100m dash with an 11.79. With the effort, she tied a personal record in the event. She also had a great performance in the women's 200m dash when she placed third in the event with a 24.50, an NCAA Division II national provisional qualifying time. The effort marked her third provisional qualifying effort of the season. Sophomore sprinter Raven Hamilton also had a great effort when she won the women's 800m run with a 2:15.03. Freshman Domtilla Kiplaget also had a great performance when she won the women's 1500m run with a 4:44.08. Sophomore Tametris Morrison also had a great day when she place second in the women's 400m hurdles with a 1:01.57, an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time.
The Lady Rams' relay teams also put on a show when they won both the 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay. The Lady Rams posted a 47.01 in the 4x100m relay and a 3:50.97 in the 4x400m.
The Lady Rams also had some strong performances in field events with freshman Cheyenne Gloster leading the way with a win in the women's discus throw. She recorded a 37.42m run. Senior Tajanel McNeil placing third in the women's high jump with a 1.60m jump.
The meet was a warm-up for the Lady Rams as the team will return to action next weekend when they take part in the CIAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. For more information on Lady Rams track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.