Rams Open Camel City Invitational with Strong Performances

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams got a great weekend started with some strong performances on the opening day of the 2017 Camel City Invitational, Friday afternoon. The Rams set the stage with some solid performances against some top competition at the meet.

Once again, the Rams set the tone with some great performances in the sprint events. WSSU senior Ty-Leah Hampton led the way for the Rams when she qualified for the preliminaries of the women's 60m dash with a 7.67 to place sixth in the event. With her effort, she qualified to compete in the preliminary round of the event tomorrow. The time was another NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time for the senior.

The Rams also had some great performances in the field events as well. WSSU freshman Mikel Franklin broke out for a great effort in the women's unseeded high jump. She won the event with a 5'3.25" (1.61m) leap.

The Rams will return to action to compete in the Camel City Elite event where they will take on some of the best competitors in the nation. 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.