ALLENDALE, MI – The Winston-Salem State University women's track & field team closed out the season in grand fashion when they totaled 18 points at the 2015 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championship Meet to tie for 12th at the meet. With scoring finishes in the 4x100m relay, the 4x400m relay, the women's 400m hurdle, and the triple jump, the team had its best national performance in school history.
The WSSU relay teams stole the show at the meet with a pair of top five finishes against the top competition in the nation. The highlight of the day came in the women's 4x100m relay when the Lady Rams repeated as the national runners-up with a second place finish in the event. The unit ran a 45.50 to place second in the event behind national champion Lincoln (Mo.). The WSSU 4x400m relay team followed up the effort with a fifth-place finish in the event with a 3:43.64.
Individually, sophomore Tametris Morrison was one of several Lady Rams to have stellar performances on the day. Before running the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay, she placed fifth in the women's 400m hurdles with a 59.22. Joining her with a scoring performance of her own was senior Tajanel McNeill. After running the lead leg in the women's 4x100m relay that placed second in the national finals, she wrapped up her career with a seventh-place finish in the women's triple jump. She leapt a 40'3.5" (12.28m) to place seventh. Junior Raven Covington also placed ninth in the women's 100m dash finals with an 11.82.
With the effort, the WSSU track & field team caps an extremely successful season. For more information on WSSU track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.