Posted: Mar 13, 2017
NEW ORLEANS, LA – The honors keep coming in for Winston-Salem State senior sprinter Ty-Leah Hampton after a stellar indoor track & field season. She earned a spot on the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-American Second Team, Monday. She brought home the honor after placing 10th in the women's 200m dash with a career-best 24.26 at the 2017 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championship Meet, Friday afternoon.
Student-athletes earn USTFCCCA Second Team All-America honors after placing 9th-12th at the national championship meet.
The honor caps the best season of her career for Hampton. During the season, she won the 200m dash at the 2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Indoor Track & Field Championships and she also placed third in the women's 60m dash. Her performance in the 200m dash earned her first team All-CIAA honors. Her time, 24.37 was the top 200m dash time in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region and earned her a spot at the national championship meet. For her efforts, she also earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors in both the 60m and the 200m dash.
With the indoor track & field season concluded, Hampton and the Rams indoor track & field team will turn their attention to the outdoor season, which they will kick off, Friday afternoon at the Bob Davidson Spring Kick Off hosted by High Point University. 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.