ROCK HILL, SC – The Winston-Salem State University Lady Rams track & field team had a stellar opening day at the Adidas Winthrop Invitational Track & Field Meet, Friday. Competing against top competition from both NCAA Division I and NCAA Division II, the Lady Rams made their presence felt against some of the top teams on the east coast.
The Lady Rams kicked things off with some great sprint performances on the day. Senior Nya Michaux set the tone when she posted the top time in the women's 100m dash preliminaries. She posted a 12.05 in the event to lead all 64 competitors. Joining her in the finals will be sophomore sprinter Ty-Leah Hampton, who placed third in the preliminaries with a 12.14. The Lady Rams sprinters kept their efforts going when they dominated the women's 200m dash preliminaries as well. Hampton placed second in the preliminaries with a 24.92 while Michaux was a close third at 25.03. Rounding out the qualifiers was junior sprinter Raven Covington, who placed eighth with a 25.36 in the event. Sophomore Raven Hamilton also had a great day when she placed third in the women's 400m dash preliminaries with a 57.93 to qualify for the event finals. Sophomore Tametris Morrison also qualified for the finals when she recorded a 58.08 to place fifth. Rounding out the team's efforts on the track was freshman Domtilla Kiplaget who placed third in the women's 5000m run with a 17:40.67.
In field events, senior Tajanel McNeill placed fifth in the women's long jump with a 17'4" (5.28m) jump.
The Lady Rams will close out the meet tomorrow at the Irwin Belk Track & Field Complex. 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.