Steadily Improving Rams Show Great Performances at 2018 Liberty Kick Off

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Winston-Salem State Rams continued their great indoor track & field with great performances at the 2018 Liberty Kick Off. Improvement turned out to be the name of the game last weekend as the Rams showed some great performances at the meet. 

"We had another successful meet that continues to move us closer to being where we want to be in preparation for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Indoor Track & Field Championships," WSSU track & field head coach James Daniels said.

The Rams were especially impressive in the sprint events with some great times and finishes at the meet. WSSU sophomore Kayla Foy led the way with a sixth place finish in the women's 200m dash at 24.72, an NCAA Division II indoor track & field provisional qualifying time. Freshman Qizeah Jackson made her debut in a big way as well she placed eighth in the event with a 24.82, also a provisional qualifying time. Freshman Aaliyah Burton continued to show some improvement as well when she placed 13th in the women's 400m dash with a 58.32. Senior Rachel Bonham also showed some great improvements in the women's 60m hurdles with an 8.89.

The field events weren't left out as the Rams showed some improved performances there as well. Senior Lyssa Wallace-O'Neal led the way when she placed 19th in the women's shot put with a 39'7.75" (12.08m) throw. Sophomore Ania Dawson added a 22nd place finish with a 38'5" (11.71m) throw. Freshman Ashley Taylor placed 29th with a 37'2.25" (11.33m) throw. "Our throwers are steadily improving every week," Daniels said. "Coach Howerton-Davis is doing an excellent job with Dawson and Taylor."

The Rams will return home for their next action when the team competes in the Camel City Invitational at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. For more information on Rams track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to