Rams Place Fourth at 2020 CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships


WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Rams finished fourth at the 2020 Central Intercollegiate Athletic  Association (CIAA) Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship Meet, Monday. The Rams totaled 76 points in the two-day meet to edge out the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls who totaled 70 points.

The Rams' team finish was highlighted by some terrific individual performances on the track. WSSU junior Victoria Porter continued her great career with some great finishes. She placed third in the women's 200m dash with a 25.32. She was also a part of the Rams' 4x400m relay that placed second with a 3:53.6 in the event.  Junior Ma'Kyia Gayden placed second in the women's 60m dash with a 7.63, an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time. Senior Cierra Thompson placed fourth with a 7.75.

In field events, the Rams saw some great performances in jumps and throws. Senior Ashley Taylor set the tone with a fourth place finish in the women's shot put. She had a 39" 9.75" (12.13m) throw. In the women's triple jump, freshman Journe Dundy placed eighth with a 36'1.75" (11.00m) leap. In the women's pentathlon, junior Amique Willis placed third with 2,977 points.

With the conference championships completed, the Rams will turn their attentions to the national stage when the team looks to sent participants to the 2020 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championships. For more information on Rams track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.