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Kyley Foster breaks her own UND pole vault record

Kyley Foster of Detroit Lakes broke her own pole vault record at the University of North Dakota at the UND Indoor Open. Emma Erickson /

University of North Dakota track coach Kevin Galbraith was understandably excited following the opening day of his team’s first home meet of the season, the UND Indoor Open. And much of that excitement was due to the performance of his standout pole vaulter, Kyley Foster.

“The big highlight of day one was Kyley’s performance,” said Galbraith. “She broke her own school record and had good looks at the next height.”

Foster broke her school record vault with a clear of 13 feet, 1.50 inches (4.00 meters). Her previous best was 13-01 (3.99), which she set at the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championship last season.


“Kyley was really close to hitting 13-05 (4.08) on all of her attempts,” said jumps coach Joe Silvers. “That was a promising start to the day and with two meets left, it’s promising for conference.”

Former Laker head girls track and field coach Mike Labine had been asked by the UND coaching staff  to work home meets in Grand Forks this season and he was given the pole vault job allowing him to be there to witness Foster’s record-breaking jump.

(DL Sports Editor Robert Williams contributed to this story)

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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