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Rams Capture Second Place at CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, Alexander Named Field Athlete of the Year

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -  The Winston-Salem State University track and field team concluded the two-day 2022 CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships with many highlights to take away at the meet at the JDL Fast Track. The Rams finished in second place with a total of 123 points.

Fayetteville State captured their second straight title with 155 points and Virginia State came in third with 66 points.

Day one was highlighted with Vanessa Jones winning the 1-mile race with a time of 5:41.82. Kennedy Alexander won the high jump with a mark of 1.68m (5-06.25). Alexander was also named the CIAA Field Athlete of the Year. Alexander is a top 12 performer nationally in the high jump and has the CIAA's best mark in the event at 1.71 meters (5'7.25"). She also owns the second-best mark in the league this season at 1.65 meters. A native of Charlotte, NC, Alexander is an NCAA provisional qualifier in the high jump.

 

How it Happened

  • In the mile, Raven Ferrell finished with a time of 5:56 to come in fourth place and Kassidy Everhart finished in sixth with a time of 5:59.25. Tinasia Davis finished in 12th with a time of 6:18.96.
  • Tionna Wilson finished in fourth place in the long jump with a mark of 5.49m (18-00.25). Nia Hester finished with a mark of 5.03m (16-06.00). Anyha Goode finished with a mark of 4.48m (14-08.50). Erykah Baldwin finished with a mark of 4.29m (14-01.00).
  • In the 400m dash, Tamia McLean and Tiara Smith also qualified for the finals after finishing with times of 59.52 and 1:01.69, respectively in the preliminaries. In the finals, Mclean came in fifth place with a time of 58.59 and Smith finished in sixth with a time of 1:00.89.
  • Amique Willis qualified for the 60m dash after running a time of 7.88 in the preliminaries. In the finals, she finished in fifth place with a time of 7.93.
  • Raven Ferrell and Tamia McLean finished in seventh and eighth in the 800m finals with times of 2:33.84 and 2:45.79, respectively.
  • Willis finished with a time of 8.95 in the 60m hurdles preliminaries to qualify for the finals. Essence Newkirk also qualified for the finals with a time of 9.14. In the finals, Willis captured second place with a time of 8.86 and Newkirk came in seventh with a time of 9.21.
  • The Rams finished with a time of 14:11.00 in the distance medley.
  • Jones also saw a first-place victory in the 3000m run winning with a time of 12:07.81.  Ferrell came in fourth (12:14.28), Everhart came in ninth (12:26.11) and Davis came in 12th with a time of 12:40.97.
  • The Rams also captured second place in the 4x00m relay running a time of 4:04.45.
  • Amiyah Murray captured third place in the pentathlon.
  • Tionna Wilson finished in third place in the triple jump 11.24m (36-10.50).
  • The Rams went 2,3,4 in the shot put with DeMya Campbell (12.15m), Alyssa Farmer (11.54m), and Asia Lampe (11.34). Eriana Townes finished eighth (9.79m)

 

Women - Team Rankings - 14 Events Scored

1) Fayetteville St. 155

2) Winston-Salem St. 123

3) Virginia State 66

4) Lincoln (Pa.) 48

5) Johnson C. Smith 47

5) Claflin 47

7) Livingstone 30.50

8) Virginia Union 21.50

9) Bowie State 5