Rams Track & Field Returns to Action at Wake Forest Invitational

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Rams women's track & field team returned to action in a big way, Saturday when the team competed in the 2016 Wake Forest Invitational. Though competing for the first time in nearly a month, the Rams had some solid performances at the meet.

WSSU senior sprinter Raven Covington led the way for the Rams with an impressive effort in the women's 60m dash as she placed seventh in the event with a 7.80 in the event finals. Her best performance, however, came in the event preliminaries when she ran a 7.68, an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time. Joining her with a spot in the finals was defending national champion C'Evon Jones, but the rematch would not happen as Jones did not compete in the event finals.

It was the Rams' 800m runners who had the best finishes of the day when junior Taska Johnson placed second in the event with a 2:17.87 while junior Tametris Morrison placed third with a 2:20.42. Sophomore Domtilla Kiplagat placed seventh in the women's 3000m run with an 11:04.30.  The Rams' distance medley relay also had a strong day when they placed third in the event with a 12:57.29.

The Rams will split for their next action with some participating in the Emory Invitational in Birmingham, Alabama while others will compete in the WSSU Six-Way at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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.