Lady Rams Finish Fourth at 2014 CIAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

ETTRICK, VA – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams moved up one spot to place fourth at the second day of the 2014 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet. The Lady Rams finished the meet with 81 total points after totaling 18 points on day one of the meet.

WSSU junior Tajanel McNeil continued to lead the way for the Lady Rams when she was named the Field Events MVP for the meet. Competing in four events at the meet, McNeil scored in all events. After placing eighth in the women's javelin and the women's long jump, Friday, she kept things going on day two of the meet She highlighted the event by placing second in the women's triple jump with a 38'10.5" (11.85m) leap, an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying distance. She also placed third in the women's high jump with a 5' 0.5" (1.54m) leap. In addition to her efforts in field events, she also placed eighth in the women's 100m hurdles with a 16.28.

Not to be outdone, sophomore sprinter Raven Covington placed fourth in the women's 100m dash with a 12.18. Senior Kristi Baptiste capped her career with a great effort in the women's 400m dash where she placed fifth with a 55.70. Sophomore Raven Hamilton also had a great day when she placed fourth in the women's 800m run with a 2:17.70.

The Lady Rams' relay teams also had a great day with the women's 4x400m relay team placing third with a 3:51.95 while the 4x100m relay team placed third with a 46.77, another NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time.

With the effort, the Lady Rams will turn their efforts to their competition in the 118th Penn Relays. For more information on Lady Rams track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to