Rams Win 2016 SPIRE Team Challenge

GENEVA, OH – The Winston-Salem State University Rams women's track & field team had one of its most impressive performances of the season when the team took first place in the 2016 SPIRE Team Challenge, hosted by the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. As a team, the Rams totaled 151 points to claim first place in the meet. West Virginia Wesleyan was the only other school to reach 100 points in the meet as they totaled 102 points to place second at the meet.

After winning the women's distance medley relay to open the meet, yesterday, the Rams brought their full squad for some impressive Saturday performances to take the team title. One of the team's most impressive performances came in the women's 60m dash where the Rams took five of the top six spots in the event finals. WSSU senior sprinter Raven Covington led the way with a 7.65 for first place. Junior Ty-Leah Hampton placed second with a 7.83 while freshman Jenele Terry rounded out the top three with a 7.94. It was Hampton once again later in the day when she placed second in the women's 200m dash with a 25.21 in the event.

WSSU sophomore Domtilla Kiplagat also had a strong day as she placed second in the women's 1-Mile run with a 5:16.42, Junior Micalyne Zimmerman also had a great day when she placed second in the women's 800m run with a 2:21.87.

WSSU junior Lyssa Wallace-O'Neal set the stage in field events when she placed third in the women's shot put with a 12.22m throw.

With the effort, the Rams have had a solid final meet before the 2016 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Indoor Track & Field Championship Meet at the JDL Fast Track, Sunday and Monday.

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