WSSU 4x100m Relay Places Fifth, Hampton Places third in 100m Dash at 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Nationals

BRADENTON, FL – The Winston-Salem State Rams track & field team capped the 2017 season in remarkable fashion with a pair of top five finishes at the 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championship Meet. The Rams' 4x100m relay team placed fifth in their event while senior sprinter Ty-Leah Hampton placed third in the women's 100m dash, Saturday afternoon.

The Rams' 4x100m relay team got the day started when they placed fifth in their event. The quartet of Hampton, freshman Cierra Thompson, freshman Ma'Kyia Gayden, and freshman Kayla Foy ran a 45.45 in the event to earn the fifth place finish. The effort was the team's best performance since back-to-back second place finishes in 2014 and 2015. Prior to today, the Rams' best time was 45.50.

The work was not done as Hampton placed third in the women's 100m dash when she ran an 11.66 to place third in the women's 100m dash. The performance was her career best in the women's 100m dash at the national championship meet.

The effort caps the 2016-17 athletic year for Winston-Salem State 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