WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University track & field team returned home for their next action as the team opened competition at the 2018 Camel City Invitational, Friday afternoon at the JDL Fast Track. The Rams had some solid performances against some top competition at the meet.
The team had some great efforts in the sprint events. Sophomore sprinter Kayla Foy set the tone for the Rams when she won the women's 60m dash with a 7.46, the top time in the nation and an automatic qualifying time for the 2018 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championships. Freshman Qizeah Jackson placed fifth in the event with a 7.62. Both times were good enough to qualify for the event finals tomorrow and are also NCAA Division II Provisional Qualifying times. Freshman Aaliyah Burton placed 13th in the women's 400m run with a 58.70.
The Rams jumpers set the stage for field events for the team during the meet. WSSU sophomore Bria Mercer placed 13th in the event with a 17'4.25" (5.32m) leap. Sophomore Jordan Moore placed 25th with a 16'1.5" (4.91m) leap. Jackson competed in the seeded women's high jump with a 5'3" (1.6m) jump.
The Rams will return to action, tomorrow when the team competes in day two of the Camel City Invitational. 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.