(KENNESAW, Ga.) – On Friday, the Truett McConnell University men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to compete in the Kennesaw State invitational, hosted by Kennesaw State University, where the Bears finished in sixth place out of 28 teams with a combined total of 68 points.

Most notable, junior Myesha Hall was featured punching her individual ticket to the NAIA national championship in the women’s triple jump after finishing in first place with a mark of 11.82m. Junior Connor Morgan followed punching his individual ticket in the men’s 800m race with a time of 1:52.36, finishing in first and setting a new personal record.

Katilyn Babb also found success on the day, finishing in first place in the women’s javelin throw with a mark of 40.44m. Hall continued to show her grit, also securing a second-place finish in the women’s long jump with a mark of 6.03m. Christian Strickland was seen finishing in fourth place in the men’s 110m hurdles with a time of 15.13 seconds, while Austin Mathis finished in fifth in the men’s discus throw (45.12m). Grace Jones was also featured finishing in fifth in the women’s shot put (11.62m), while Alison Craft finished in sixth in the women’s 5000m race (20:36.78). Rounding out TMU’s results, the women’s 4x400m relay team, featuring Kyleigh JohnsonSarah OwenAutumn Shepherd, and Hall finished in third place with a time of 4:11.96.

Up next, TMU will head to Knoxville, Tenn. on Friday, April 5 – Saturday, April 6, to compete in the Tennessee Invite, hosted by the University of Tennessee.