GVSU pole vaulters Carly Livingston (L) and Elli Kimes (R) helped their team to the title.


IMLAY CITY — Carly Livingston, an Imlay City High School graduate, registered a placewinning performance for the Grand Valley State University women’s track team at the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships recently.

Her showing came on the second day of the meet which was contested March 11-13 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Livingston, a senior, wound up eighth with a pole vault clearance of 3.95 meters.

Grand Valley State University senior Elli Kimes took event honors that day. Kimes cleared 4.15 meters en route.

Both attained All-American accolades for their performances.

With their help, Grand Valley State University won the national title with 93 points. Minnesota State (40 points), West Texas A&M (37), Central Missouri (36.5), Saginaw Valley State University (35), CSU-Pueblo (32), Indianapolis (24), UC-Colorado Springs (21), Missouri Southern (20) along with Hillsdale and Pittsburg State (19 each) rounded out the top-ten schools.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.