2021-22 (Indoor): Vanessa had a terrific indoor season this year for the Rams as a distance runner. At JDL Flat Is Fast Invitational she had ran her personal best 2:38.50 in the 800m dash. She was able to run her best time in the 1000m at Winston-Salem College Kick-Off with the time of 3:27.20. Vanessa had won the gold medal in the mile at the 2022 CIAA Indoor Track and Field Conference Championship with a time of 5:41.82. She ran her personal best time of the season in the 3000m at the Camel City Invitational with the time of 11:41.93. Vanessa was also a part of the Distance Medley Relay team that placed 4th at the 2022 CIAA Indoor Track and Field Conference Championship with the time of 14:11.00.
Personal: Vanessa joined the Rams in the fall of 2020. She is a graduate of North Forsyth High School where she had a great career. She set school indoor track & field records in the 1000m, 1600m, and 3200m. She also set the school cross country record in the 3200m and the two-mile. She was an all-conference selection in 2017, and she was a three-time team MVP. She also won the Coaches Award for Outdoor Track & Field in 2018. She led her team to conference championships in 2019-20. Academically, she was equally impressive with a spot on the A-B Honor Roll, the National Honor Society, and the Black Achievers. She served as her class president in 2020 and one of the Crosby Scholars. She is a Justice Studies major and she is the daughter of Suzanne Poindexter and Roderick Jones.
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