Winston-Salem State claimed its second women’s championship in three years, but first under new Head Coach KayMarie Jones. The Rams scored 113 points to nudge Fayetteville State (107), Virginia State (106) and Saint Augustine’s (95). Cierra Thompson won the 100 dash for the Rams, who also took home the 4×400 relay. Jenele Terry of WSSU won the long jump on Saturday.
Individually, Virginia State swept the women’s most valuable performer awards. Kyla Frank was the track MVP and Jeia Gilliam earned field MVP honors. Frank won the 1500 and 3000 runs and placed second in the 800 run in addition to running on the fifth-place 4×400 relay team. Gilliam won the shot put and discus throw and finished second in the javelin throw.
Other women’s winners on Sunday were Alisha St. Louis of Johnson C. Smith (Triple Jump), Jade Jordan of Virginia State (High Jump), Danielle Scantlebury of Saint Augustine’s (100 Hurdles), Amanda Crawford of Saint Augustine’s (400 Dash), Kaydi Ann Wint of Shaw (800 Run), Shannon Kalawan of Saint Augustine’s (400 Hurdles) and Jerinique Brooks of Fayetteville State (200 Dash). Fayetteville State won the 4×100 relay.
2019 CIAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship Awards
Women’s Track Most Valuable Player – Jeia Gilliam, Virginia State University
Women’s Field Most Valuable Player – Kyla Frank, Virginia State University
Women’s Coach of the Year – KayMarie Jones, Winston-Salem State University