Hampton, Morrison Set to Kick Off 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship Meet




BRADENTON, FL – An entire season of training and preparation all comes down to this weekend for three members of the Winston-Salem State University women's track & field team as they compete in the 2016 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet hosted by the University of Tampa and the IMG Academy. WSSU juniors Ty-Leah Hampton, Fawzia Kheir, and Tametris Morrison will all compete for national championships this weekend.

Hampton will be the first to take the track for the Rams when she competes in the preliminary round of the women's 100m dash, tomorrow evening at 7:10 p.m. She earned her spot in the event preliminaries when she ran an 11.86, her fastest time of the season at the 2016 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet. Her time earned her a 21st rank nationally and earned her a spot in the preliminaries. Hampton will be seeking a spot in the event finals as the top two finishers from the three heats along with the top two other times will advance to the event finals, Saturday. She won't be done, however, as Hamtpon will also return to action on Friday when she takes part in the women's 200m dash preliminaries.

Morrison will also be in action, tomorrow as she will take part in the women's 400m hurdles preliminaries. She will be making her second trip to the national championship meet in the women's 400m hurdles. She will take the track in the event preliminaries at 8:40 p.m. She is slated to take part in the first heat of the event after running a 1:00.59 at the 2016 CIAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet. Like Hampton, the women's 100m dash, the top two performers from the three heats along with the next two top times will advance to the event finals, Saturday.

Kheir will not compete tomorrow, but will take the track on Friday to compete in the women's 800m run preliminaries.

Live video will begin streaming through www.NCAA.com. 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