BRADENTON, FL – The competition was at its peak, Friday when the Winston-Salem State Rams junior duo of Ty-Leah Hampton and Tametris Morrison competed in the 2016 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championship Meet, Thursday evening at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florid. Both student-athletes gave it their all against the top competitors in the nation.
Hampton opened up the meet when she took part in the women's 100m dash preliminaries. She ran a 12.06 in the event to earn a 17th place finish. With only the top two finishers from the three heats and the next two top times advancing to the finals, Hampton's bid for the national title ended in the preliminary round. She will return to action tomorrow when she takes part in the women's 200m dash preliminaries at 5:50 p.m. Hampton will be in the third heat of the event.
Morrison also took the track when she competed in the women's 400m hurdles preliminaries. She ran a 1:02.13 to place 18th in the event. As with the 100m dash preliminaries, the top two finishers from each heat and the next top times advance to the event finals so the preliminary round ended the season for Morrison.
Junior Fawzia Kheir will get her first action, tomorrow when she takes part in the women's 800m run, tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. She will compete in the first heat of the event.
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