The Govs track and field team kicked off their 2016 outdoor season with top 10 finishes and plenty of personal improvements during the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational to gear up for the season ahead of them.

Senior Kymmalett Ross was one of the few fourth place finishes for the Govs, hitting the 12 minutes, 11 seconds mark in the 100-meter dash.

Ross was also a part of the collaborative fourth place finish in the 4×400-meter relay, joined by junior Allysha Scott and seniors Molly Jordan and Breigh Jones with a final time of 3:49.94.

Ross went on to set a personal best 65:16 for a sixth place finish.

Junior Terri Morris broke the 56-second mark in the 400-meter dash for the first time since the 2014 OVC Championships, with a time of 55.77 earning her a fourth place spot.

Junior Myiah Johnson finished in seventh place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14:29, which is her first time to break 14:30 since April 2015.

After an injury that left her out of the indoor track and field season, junior Chancis Jones returned to place sixth with a 5.70-meter long jump mark.

Freshmen Savannah Amato and Dascha Hix did not fail to impress in their first outdoor competition by finishing in the top 10 in pole vault.

Amato finished in sixth place with a 3.70-meter mark and Hix earned a ninth place finish with a 2.55-meter mark.

Sophomore Sonja White proved herself in the invitational by finishing 11th in the 100-meter (14.41) and 12th in the 400-meter (personal-best 1:05.55) hurdles along with finishing the 200m dash four-hundredths of a second off her personal-best.

The Govs will head to Gainesville, Florida for the Florida Relays from Friday, April 1, through Sunday, April 3.