Rams in Fifth Place After Day One of 2019 CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships


WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams put on some strong performances on the opening day of the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship Meet. The Rams totaled 10 points on the first day of the meet. 

WSSU senior Jenele Terry had the top individual performance of the day to lead the Rams. She won the women's long jump with a 5.55m leap. The event was one of few events that had finals on the opening day of the meet.

In addition to the win in the women's long jump, the Rams also had some great performances on the track where several WSSU runners qualified for event finals tomorrow. Junior Ma;Kyia Gayden had the top qualifying time on the women's 60m dash with a 7.54, an NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field qualifying time. She was joined by junior Cierra Thompson who placed fourth in the preliminaries with a 7.75. Freshman Taylor Henderson was fifth with a 7.83. Gayden also qualified for the women's 200m dash finals when she placed seventh with a 25.59. Sophomore Victoria Porter also won the women's 800m preliminaries with a 2:24.98.   

The Rams will close out the 2019 CIAA Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship Meet, tomorrow. 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.