SPARTANBURG, SC – The Winston-Salem State Rams women's track & field team got the outdoor season started in impressive fashion with some great efforts at the Seventh Annual Terrier Relays. After completing a successful indoor season, the Rams returned to action for some terrific performances at the meet.
The Rams' most impressive performances came on the track. WSSU freshman Aaliyah Burton set the tone when she placed second in the women's 400m run with a 55.13. The time was good enough to serve as an NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field provisional qualifying time and could be one of the top times in the nation. Sophomore Mikel Franklin placed fifth in the event with a 57.97. Freshman Imani Travis placed fourth in the women's 5000m run with a 19:16.20.
The Rams were also impressive in the field events. Sophomore Bria Mercer placed fifth in the women's triple jump with an 11.56m jump. Junior Halvandria McNeil placed second in the women's javelin throw with a 35.72m throw.
The Rams will return to action next weekend when the team takes part in the Johnson C. Smith Invitational at the Irwin Belk Complex in Charlotte, N.C. For more information on Rams track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations a t(336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.