Winstead, Winston suffer injuries

Chela Counts

n’s relay team are recovering from leg injuries.

Sophomore sprinter Marcus Winstead first suffered a strain to his left quad during practice Feb. 8 while preparing for the SPIRE Invitational.

At the meet, De’Myco Winston, sophomore sprinter and 4×400-meter relay anchor, suffered inflammation to his left hamstring.

Both are hoping to return before the Sun Belt Indoor Championships, which will take place Feb. 25 and 26 at Middle Tennessee State.

Prior to Winstead and Winston’s injuries, the 4×400-meter relay team had first place honors two weekends in a row — a first for the team since being under the direction of Head Coach Erik Jenkins. 

“I have to go see my trainer three times a day, so hopefully we can help me get back before then,” Winstead said. “I love to run and it kind of hurts when I don’t get to ‘cause I’m hurt.”

 As majority of the team will have this weekend off, Winston says he will use this week to heal and train. He said he hopes to see results of his recovery within the week.

“If I’m lucky, it will only take me a week, depends on how deep the inflammation is and the training,” he said. “… Even if I’m not, I’m going to run. I have a men’s team to support and a conference title to take home.”