Rams Claim 2019 CIAA Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship


BOWIE, MD – The Winston-Salem State University Rams claimed their second Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship in school history, Sunday, when the team scored 91 second day points to take the conference title. The Rams totaled 113 points to claim the conference championship ahead of Fayetteville State's 107 points. With the title, the Rams brought home their first conference title since the 2017 season. 

The Rams didn't need many podium finishes to claim the conference championship, but the team was able to use several solid performances to claim the win. One event that the team dominated was the women's 100m dash where WSSU junior Cierra Thompson won the event with an 11.89 while fellow junior Ma'Kyia Gayden added a third place finish with a 12.09. The Rams also got second and third place finishes in the women's 400m hurdles where sophomore Amique Willis took second with a 1:03.29 while fellow sophomore Victoria Porter added a third place finish with a 1:03.63. One of the key performances of the day came when the Rams' 4x400m relay took first place with a 3:48.58.

With the conference championship in hand, the  Rams will turn their attention the national stage as the team looks to qualify athletes for the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championship Meet. 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.