Lady Rams Close Out Hilton Garden Invitational in Style

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams track & field teams kept up their great effort when they closed out the Hilton Invitational in style. The meet, which was paired with the Camel Elite featured several of the top NCAA Division I track & field teams in the nation and the Lady Rams brought their 'A' game.

The team saw a pair of provisional qualifying efforts for the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championships at the meet as sophomore Raven Covington sought a second straight trip to the national championship meet. Covington posted a 7.71 in the semifinals of the women's 60m dash to place 12th. Though she didn't qualify for the finals, her time was under the 7.75 provision qualifying standard. She joined junior Tajanel McNeil, who posted a 40'00" (12.19m) leap to place third in the women's triple jump yesterday. McNeil followed up the effort with another provisional qualifying effort when she placed sixth in the event with a 18'6.5" (5.65m) jump in the event.

In addition to the great efforts by Covington, the Lady Rams also saw a great performance by junior sprinter Nya Michaux, who placed sixth in the women's 200m dash with a 26.24. The Lady Rams 4x400m relay team capped the day with a sixth place finish in the event with a 3:59.47.

The Lady Rams will be back in action next weekend when they head to Geneva, Ohio to compete in the NCAA D-II Challenge. For more information on  Lady Rams Track & Field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to