Lady Rams In Second Place After Day One of CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams track & field team had a strong on the opening day of the 2015 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Indoor Track & Field Championships. The team totaled 21 points on the opening day of the event and had several runners to qualify for the finals tomorrow.

The Lady Rams' distance medley relay team capped a great day when they won the event with a 12:19.86. The effort was another in a great day on the track for the Lady Rams, who had some impressive performances in event preliminaries. Three Lady Rams qualified for the finals of the women's 60m dash with junior Raven Covington, senior Nya Michaux, and sophomore Ty-Leah Hampton all reaching the finals. Covington had the second fastest time of the day when she recorded a 7.56 to win her heat in the preliminaries. Michaux and Hampton kept things going when they qualified for the women's 200m dash finals as well. Michaux led the way with a 25.08 to win her heat and posted the second best time of the day. Hampton added a 25.43, the sixth best time of the day. A pair of Lady Rams also qualified for the finals of the women's 800m run with sophomore Tametris Morrison and junior Raven Hamilton both qualified for the finals. Morrison posted a 2:17.51 for the fourth best time of the day while Hamilton added a 2:17.98.

Senior Tajanel McNeil led the way in field events for the Lady Rams with a second-place finish in the women's long jump. She recorded a 19'00.0" (5.79m) jump in the event to place second and earned eight points for the Lady Rams.

The Lady Rams will complete the two-day meet tomorrow at the JDL Fast Track. Admission to the meet is free. For more information on Lady Rams track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.