Rams, Lady Rams Middle Distance, Sprints Strong at Mountaineer Indoor Open
Jan. 23, 2011
BOONE, NC - The Winston-Salem State Rams and Lady Rams track & field teams had another great showing this weekend at the 2011 Mountaineer Indoor Open. The team had a great overall day at the event with the WSSU middle distance runners leading the way with some great performances at the meet.
"We saw some good performances from some individuals," WSSU head track & field coach Inez Turner said. "I am seeing some gutsy efforts, but as a team, we must start stepping up as the CIAA championships are just around the corner."
Winston-Salem State dominated the 800m run with top five finishes in both the men's and women's divisions. The Lady Rams tandem of freshman Brittney Killebrew and sophomore Manuela Rigaud got things going for the team with both runners finished in the top five of the women's 800m run. Killebrew finished third in the event with a 2:21.03 while Rigaud added a fifth place finish at 2:22.70. For the Rams, it was the junior duo of Andrew Chebii and Desmond Wiggan who led the way. Chebii finished second in the event with a 1:54.28 while Wiggan finished third with a 1:55.55.
The Rams and Lady Rams sprinters also had some impressive performances with senior Paul Williams leading the way. Williams placed second in the men's 200m dash with a 22.06 and fourth in the men's 55m dash with a 6.43. Senior Allegra Seegars also had a strong day for the Lady Rams with a fourth place finish in the women's 200m dash. She finished the event with a 26.06.
The WSSU track & field teams will continue their indoor season next week when the teams head to Chapel Hill, N.C. to take part in the Carolina Classic at Eddie & Jo Smith Field House. For more information on Rams and Lady Rams track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.