Covington Places Second in 60m Dash at 2015 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championships

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams saved their best efforts for last with some great performances at the 2015 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championship Meet. Junior sprinter Raven Covington took center stage at the meet when she placed second in the women's 60m dash at the meet.

After recording a personal best 7.43 in the 60m preliminaries, yesterday, she followed up with a 7.42 in the event finals. Only fellow Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) sprinter C'Evon Jones had a better time in the even with a 7.35 to claim the national championship. With the effort, the two sprinters have set up one of the best sprint rivalries in the nation as Covington beat Jones to claim the 60m championship at the 2015 CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championship meet just a few weeks ago.

In addition to Covington's efforts on the track, WSSU junior triple jumper Tajanel McNeill also had a great day when she placed ninth in the women's triple jump. The recorded a pair of 39' 10.5" (12.15m) jumps at the meet to earn a spot in the top ten for the second season in a row.

With the effort, the Lady Rams close out the indoor track & field season and will turn their attentions to outdoor track & field when they compete in the 2015 Wake Forest Invitational at Kentner Stadium on the campus of Wake Forest University. For more information on Lady Rams track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to