WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams indoor track & field team gave one of its best effort of the 2019 season and earned a fourth place finish in the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Indoor Track & Field Championship Meet. The Rams saw some of their top performances of the season to total 71 points at the meet.
The Rams were especially impressive in the sprint events with a number of top finishes and times. The women's 60m dash was the team's most impresive event when the Rams took first and second place in the event. Junior Ma'Kya Gayden led the way when she won the event with a season-best 7.54, an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time. Fellow junior Cierra Thomson placed second in the event with a 7.67, also an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time. Sophomore Victoria Porter also had a great day when she placed second in the women's 400m dash with a 55.89 in the event. The time was an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time as well.
In field events, the Rams were led by senior jumper Jenele Terry. In addition to winning the women's long jump yesterday, she added a third place finish in the women's triple jump.
With the performance, the Rams turn their sites on the national stage. The team will return to action next Saturday when they take part in the USC Indoor Open. 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.