WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University indoor track & field team opened the 2015-16 season with some strong performances at the 2015 JDL All-Comers Meet at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. Though early in the season, the Rams women's indoor track & field team put on some quality performances with several top three finishes at the meet.
The Rams took center in field events with several top finishes in multiple events at the meet. Of the many events that the Rams dominated, the team's performance in the women's shot put stole the show when the team took three of the top four places in the event. WSSU sophomore Lyssa Wallace-O'Neal led the way when she won the event with a 38'2.75" (11.65m) throw. Fellow sophomore Rikera Waters was second in the event with a 35'00.5" (10.68m) throw. Freshman Maya Grier placed fourth in the event with a 29'2" (8.89m) throw. The Rams were also impressive in the women's high jump with sophomore Kylah Lewis winning the event with a 5'1" (1.55m) leap. Freshman Aaliyah Craft added a third place finish with a 4'9" (1.45m) leap as well.
The performances in field events could not overshadow some great efforts on the track. Redshirt-sophomore Rachel Bonham set the state when she won the women's 60m hurdles with a 9.69. Redshirt-sophomore Akenah Cherry placed third in the event with a 9.89. Junior Ty-Leah Hampton also had her day when she won the women's 400m run at 58.48. The WSSU 4x400m relay team rounded out the day when they won the women's 4x400m relay with a 4:11.36.
The Rams will return to action December 5th when the team returns to the JDL Fast Track to take part in the JDL Collegiate Kick Off. For more information on Rams Track & Field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.