Rams Take Second Place at 2017 CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Winston-Salem State University Rams women's indoor track & field team continued a successful season with a runners-up performance at the 2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship Meet. The Rams totaled 142 points to place second at the meet.

The Rams were led by some great performances in sprint events with senior Ty-Leah Hampton leading the way. She won the women's 200m dash when she ran a 24.42, a season-best for her. She also placed third in the women's 60m dash with a 7.62. Both were NCAA Division II provisional qualifying times for the senior. Fellow senior Taska Johnson also had a strong day when she placed second in the women's one-mile run with a 5:27.76. She also placed third in the women's 800m run when she ran a 2:20.24.

The Rams also had some strong performances in field events with freshman Mikel Franklin leading the way. She won the women's high jump with a 1.63m leap. Junior Rachel Bonham placed third with a 1.58m. Senior Lyssa Wallace-O'Neal placed third in the women's shot put with an 11.99m toss.

The work isn't done for the Rams as the team will return to action next weekend when they take part in the UCS Invitational at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. 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