WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Rams began their quest for a second straight Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Indoor Track & Field Championship when they took an opening day lead at the event, Sunday. The Rams took the lead with 34 team points on the opening day of the two-day meet with some strong performances.
There were only three final events on the opening day of the meet and the Rams put on some impressive performances to take an early lead. The Rams kicked things off with a win in the women's 3000m run. The Rams dominated the event with three of the top six finishes in the event. WSSU sophomore Domtilla Kiplagat won the event with a 10:47.93 while junior Fazwia Kheir placed second in the event with an 11:00.59. Senior Danisha Wiggins added a fifth place finish with an 11:34.28. With the effort, the Rams totaled 20 total points. The Rams added 10 more points when the team took first place in the women's distance medley relay run with a 12:32.66. WSSU freshman long jumper Jenele Terry rounded out the WSSU scoring when she placed fourth in the women's long jump with an 18'1.5" (5.52m) jump for four more points.
In addition to the scoring in three final events, the Rams also qualified for several event finals tomorrow. Three Rams qualified for the women's 60m finals, three more qualified for the women's 800m run finals, three qualified for the women's 60m hurdles finals, and one qualified for the women's 200m dash finals.
The Rams and the rest of the CIAA indoor track & field teams will return to action tomorrow to close out the 2016 CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. For more information on Rams women's track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.