WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Lady Rams left it all on the JDL Fast Track when the team placed fourth at the 2014 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Indoor Track & Field Championships. The Lady Rams totaled 81.50 points to place fourth at the meet.
Winston-Salem State junior jumper Tajanel McNeil took center stage on the second day of the meet when she added three first place finishes to her resume. She opened the day with a first place finish in the women's pentathlon where she recorded 3,164 points. She followed the effort with a win in the women's high jump where she leapt 5'3" (1.60m) to take first place in the event. She finished out the day with a first place finish in the women's triple jump where she recorded a 40'5" (12.32m) an NCAA Division II Automatic Qualifying leap. The jump was her second best of the season.
McNeil wasn't the only Lady Ram on the track with freshman Micalyne Zimmerman placing fourth in the women's 1-Mile run with a 5:27.22 in the event. She also had a strong effort in the women's 3000m run where she placed fourth withn 11.24.04. Sophomore Danisha Wiggins added a fifth-place finish in the event with a 5:30.75.WSSU junior thrower DaVona Dula placed third in the women's shot put with a 39'10" (12.14m) throw. The Lady Rams 4x400m relay team also had a strong performance when they placed third with a 3:55.83.
With the effort, the Lady Rams close out the 2014 indoor track & field season. However, McNeil and sophomore sprinter will gear up for the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championships. While McNeil has made her reservations as an automatic qualifier in the women's long jump and the triple jump, Covington is a provisional qualifier and will seek to claim a spot in the national championships as well.
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