Rams, Lady Rams Return to Action at 2012 Dick Taylor Invitational

CHAPEL HILL, NC - The Winston-Salem State University Rams and Lady Rams indoor track & field teams got back to action after the break in style with some solid efforts on the opening day of the 2012 Dick Taylor Invitational at UNC-Chapel Hill, Friday. Both teams shook off some early chills to heat up the track at the Eddie & Jo Smith Field House.

It was the Lady Rams who got most of the action, Friday with the WSSU newcomers leading the way. Freshman middle distance runner Onna Turner gave a great effort with a 12th place finish in the women's 600m run. She finished the event in 1:43.04 while junior Cynette Rivers placed 20th with a 1:44.58 in a tight field of competition. The Lady Rams also had a pair of solid performances in the women's 60m hurdles with junior Stephanie Brown placing 16th with a 9.20 in the event. Senior Melody Magee was close behind her finishing 17th with a 9.29.

The majority of the Rams' team will wait until tomorrow to get in on the action, but senior Aaron Barnes got things going early with a 17th place finish in the men's 3000m run. He finished the event in 9:26.12. Freshman Darrell Wesley also took the track, today, placing 16th in the men's long jump with a leap of 5.79m. The Rams' distance medley relay team had a strong day, finishing fourth with a 10:33.22 in the event.

The Rams and Lady Rams will return to action to complete the two-day event tomorrow. For more information on Rams and Lady Rams track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com