Rams Post Strong Showings at Johnson C. Smith Invitational

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams outdoor track & field team continued their strong start to the season with some great showings at the Johnson C. Smith University Invitational. With some strong performances both on the track and in field events, the Rams continued to show steady improvement.

The Rams were especially impressive in the sprint events. WSSU junior Cierra Thompson had a great effort in the women's 100m dash when she won the prelim and placed third in the event finals. She ran an 11.88 to take third place in the event finals. The time was an NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field provisional qualifying time. Sophomore Victoria Porter placed fifth in the women's 200m dash with a 24.84. Sophomore Tamia McLean also had a strong showing when she placed second in the women's 400m dash with a 56.79. The Rams' 4x100m relay team was also great when they placed second with a 47.02. The 4x400m relay team was equally impressive when they placed second with a 3:47.16. The time was also an NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field provisional qualifying time.

In field events, it was senior Jenele Terry who led the way for the Rams. She won the women's long jump with a 5.45m jump. She also placed third in the women's triple jump with an 11.13m jump.

The Rams will return to action next weekend when the team heads to nearby Greensboro, N.C. to take part in the Aggie Invitational, Friday and Saturday. 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 .