Rams Open 2018-19 Season with Strong Performances at JDL College Kick Off


WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams got a fast start to the 2018-19 indoor track & field season with some terrific performances at the 2018 JDL College Kick Off Classic. The Rams saw several great results that ranked among the best in the nation in the first meet of the season. 

The WSSU sprinters really had a good day. Junior Ma'Kyia Gayden had the best performance of the day when she placed fifth in the womens 60m dash finals with a 7.60. The time was an NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field provisional qualifying time and currently, the third best time of the nation. Fellow junior Cierra Thompson finished eighth in the event with a 7.73. The Rams also had some strong showings in the women's 400m dash where sophomore Victoria Porter placed fifth with a 58.50. She also placed eighth in the women's 800m run with a 2:30.21. Sophomore Azari'El Wilson placed eigth in the women's 60m hurdles with a 9.22.

The Rams also had some impressive performances in field events. Senior long jumper Janelle Terry led the way with a fifth place finish in the women's long jump with an 18'4.25" (5.60m) leap.

After the strong performance, the Rams will get a break to focus on final exams and the Christmas holidays. The team will return to action in 2019 at the January JDL College Kick Off on January 13th. 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.