Haynie Named CIAA Cross Country Runner of the Week

CHARLOTTE, NC – The honors just keep coming in for the Winston-Salem State Rams cross country team as WSSU freshman Zakyrah Haynie was honored as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Runner of the Week. She took home the honor after a great week at the Cedric Walker HBCU Challenge at the Great American Cross Country Festival.

Haynie had a terrific week for the Rams. She placed ninth at the meet with a 19:56.5 in the women's 5K run, the best time among CIAA runners at the meet. She led the Rams to a fifth place finish as the meet with 145 points.

The Rams will return to action, Friday when the team takes part in the High Point VertCross Invitational at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville, N.C. The Rams women will take the course at 4:00 p.m. with the men's race beginning at 4:45 p.m.

For more information on Rams cross country, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.