Rams Ring in New Year with Great Efforts at JDL New Year College Kick Off


WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams women's track & field team rang in the new year in style with some impressive performances at the JDL New Year College Kick Off, Sunday. Competing in their first meet of 2018, the young Rams came off of the holiday break with some great performances.

"The kids did a good job coming off the break and two-a-day practices," WSSU track & field head coach James Daniels said. "Their legs were a little bit sore and we've got a young team, but they did a good job and I'm pleased with their efforts."  

The Rams were especially impressive in the women's 60m dash. The sophomore duo of Kayla Foy and Cierra Thompson both posted NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field provisional qualifying times at the meet. Foy placed second in the event with a 7.60 while Thompson placed fourth with a 7.64. "For Kayla to have personal record and set a provisional qualifying time in her first 60m dash of the season was great," Daniels said. The team also had some strong efforts in middle distance events with freshman Aaliyah Burton placing third in the women's 400m run with a 59.11 in the event.

The Rams also had some impressive efforts in the field events. Redshirt-freshman Jordan Moore won the women's long jump with a 16'9.25" (5.11m) leap while senior Jenele Terry placed second with a 16'7.75" (5.09m) jump. Senior Lyssa Wallace-O'Neal placed second in the women's shot put with a 38'8.75" (11.80m) toss.

The Rams will return to action, Monday when the team takes part in the Mondo HBCU Indoor Invitational. "We saw a good effort and we are looking forward to improving every week," Daniels added. "We are really looking forward to the Mondo HBCU Invitational next Monday and the performances that we will have there," Daniels said.

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