WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Rams indoor women's track & field team got its first taste of action in 2019 in a big way with some great performances at the 2019 Wake Forest Invitational. The Rams were especially impressive in the sprint events in their first competition of the new year.
The Rams sprinters set the tone for the day with some great performances at the meet. Junior Ma'Kyia Gayden led the way for the Rams when she won the women's 60m dash with a 7.54 at the meet. Her time was an NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Provisional qualifying time and currently the sixth best time in the nation. Fellow junior Cierra Thompson placed third with a 7.78 in the event. Sophomore Taylor Henderson also had a strong day with a 26.57 in the women's 200m dash. Sophomore Azari'El Wilson also had a strong day with a second place finish in the women's 60m hurdles. She ran a 9.00 in the event.
The Rams also had some solid performances in the field events. Sophomore Kameron Skeen had an impressive outing in the women's long jump with a 15'11.5" (4.86m) jump. Fellow sophomore Ashley Taylor also had a strong day in the women's shot put. She placed 13th in the event with a 36'10.5" (11.24m) throw.
The Rams will return to the JDL Fast Track to take part in the Camel City Elite next weekend. 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.