Rams in First Place After Day One of CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Winston-Salem State Rams women's track & field team ended the day in familiar territory, Sunday as the team ended day one of the 2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships. The Rams totaled 46 team points to take first place at the end of day one of the meet.

The Rams were especially impressive in distance events with sophomore Domtilla Kiplagat placing second in the women's 3000m run with an 11:29.46. Junior Rachel Bonham also did a lion's share of work as well, placing second in the women's pentathlon with 3,072 points.

In addition to scoring 46 points, the Rams put themselves in a good situation for tomorrow's conclusion with several qualifiers for event finals tomorrow. Senior Ty-Leah Hampton led the way for the Rams, winning the preliminaries of the women's 200m dash and qualifying for the finals of the 60m dash. She was not alone as she was joined by three other WSSU sprinters to qualify. The Rams also qualified Freshman Moniyah Stocks and Bonham both qualified for the finals of the women's 60m hurdles as well.

The Rams will return to action to complete the 2017 CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championship, tomorrow. 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.