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Rams Open 2017-18 Indoor Track & Field Season with Impressive Efforts at UNC-Greensboro Early Bird Duals (325 hits)

The Winston-Salem State University Rams women's indoor track & field team got a new era started on the right foot when the team had some solid early performances at the UNC-Greensboro Early Bird Duals. With a young team and under a new head coach, the Winston-Salem State Rams looked impressive against several top teams from both NCAA Division II and NCAA Division II.

The Rams were especially impressive on the track where the team saw some great efforts. Sophomore sprinter Cierra Thompson took first place in the women's 60m dash with a 7.70, nearly an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time. Freshman Imani Williams was a close second in the event with a 7.80. Williams was also impressive in the women's 200m dash when the placed sixth with a 25.90. Sophomore Kev'via Copening placed fourth in the women's 400m dash with a 58.67. Senior Rachel Bonham also had a strong day, placing fourth in the women's 60m hurdles with a 9.10 while freshman Azari'El Wilson placed fifth with a 9.11. The Rams' 4x400m relay rounded out the day with a second place finish after a 3:59.70.

In the field events, the Rams turned to their jumps for their top performances. Sophomore Mikel Franklin led the way with a third place finish in the women's high jump with a 5'3" (1.60m) jump. Freshman Bria Mercer also had an impressive performance when she placed fourth in the women's long jump with a 17'11.5" (5.47m) leap. Senior Jenelle Terry was also impressive when she placed sixth with a 17'6" (5.33m) jump.

The Rams will get a much needed break before their next competition as the team will return to action in January when they return to the JDL Fast Track to compete in the JDL New Year College Kick Off on Sunday, January 7th. 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.

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Posted By: Elynor Moss
Monday, December 4th 2017 at 2:02PM
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