Lady Rams Close Out Hilton Garden Invitational in Style

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams closed out the 2015 Hilton Garden Invitational in style with some great performances on the second day of the two-day meet. The Lady Rams had some great efforts both on and off the track to close out the meet.

The Lady Rams' sprinters set the tone for the entire day when junior Raven Covington placed second in the women's 60m dash. She recorded a 7.56 in the finals of the event, another NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time. She also had a 7.61 in the semifinals of the event as well. Joining Covington with a great performance of her own was senior sprinter Nya Michaux, who placed second in the unseeded section of the women's 200m dash with a 25.41. Not far behind was sophomore sprinter Ty-Leah Hampton, who placed third with a 25.50. The Lady Rams' 4x400m relay team also had a great day when they placed fifth in the event with a 3:53.18.

In field events, senior Tajanel McNeil continued her great efforts with a fifth-place finish in the women's long jump. She recorded a 37'10.50" (11.54m) leap, an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying leap.

The Lady Rams will return to action next week when they head to Geneva, Ohio to take part in the NCAA DII Challenge. For more information on Lady Rams track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to