>>Manny Bell, Guest Writer

On Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan 24, the APSU track and field team went to Bloomington Ind., to take part in the Gladstein Invitational.

The first day of the event came with some struggles but also successes.

APSU’s Kymmalett Ross got a spot in the finals in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.74. In the triple jump, Kaylnn Pitts won fourth place with an 11.85-meter jump, and not too far behind her, in sixth, was Keyondria Ross with an 11.48-meter jump. Amia Butler placed second in both the 60-meter hurdles and the long jump.

On the second and final day of the invitational, freshman Sonja White had a fourth-place showing in a 21-runner field.

In the 60-meter dash final, Kymmalett Ross placed fifth with a time of 7.81. In the 4×400 meter relay, Ross was joined by Jessica Gray, Breigh Jones, and Terri Morris.

This group posted a season best 3:49.47, which earned them fourth place overall. Jones also competed in the 600 meter and broke the school record with a time of 1:32.69, winning third place.