Rams Run Well to Close Out 2017 JCSU Invitational

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams had some strong showings at the 2017 Johnson C. Smith Invitational. The Rams had some great performances in their final meet before turning their attentions to the conference championship meet.

The Rams' sprints highlighted the weekend with some great performances. WSSU senior sprinter Ty-Leah Hampton led the way with a pair of great performances. She placed second in the women's 200m dash with 24.06, an NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field provisional qualifying time, followed by another second place finish in the women's 100m dash with an 11.87, another provisional qualifying time. Freshman sprinter Kayla Foy posted a provisional qualifying time in the event prelims as well when she recorded an 11.98.

Not to be outdone, the Rams saw some solid finishes in their distance events as senior Taska Johnson placed fourth in the women's 800m run with a 2:20.44 while junior Domtilla Kiplagat placed fourth in the women's 1500m run with a 5:07.67.

The Rams' field events also had a great day. WSSU senior Rachel Bonham won the women's high jump with a 1.62m leap. She led freshman Mikel Franklin who placed second with a 1.57m leap. Senior thrower Lyssa Wallace-O'Neal placed second in the women's shot put with a 12.93m throw.

The Rams will turn their attentions to the upcoming Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Championship meet on April 21-22nd in Bowie, Md. For more information on Rams softball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.