Multi-sport Liberty County High School athlete Cameron Livingston has signed a national letter of intent to join the track team at the University of the Cumberlands.
Livingston signed the letter surrounded by his family and friends at the school’s media center Monday morning.
The Southern Baptist liberal-arts institution in Williamsburg, Ken., felt like home when Livingston recently visited the campus, making his decision to attend an easy one.
“Cumberland was just a very family-oriented place. They welcomed me like I was already one of their own and made me feel at home … having that feeling … that was really important to me.”
Livingston said he plans to study biology en route to becoming a physical therapist.
He added that Cumberlands assistant track coach B.J. Temple is planning to place him in different track events, but he primarily will compete in the triple and long jumps.
Livingston hit a new personal record this season clearing 38-feet, 3 inches in the triple jump on Feb. 23, according to stats posted on gamilesplit.com.
In his past four seasons as a Panther, Livingston has leapt between 34-2 inches to 38-3 in the triple jump.
In the high jump, Livingston hit a personal record of 5-6 in his sophomore season.
Livingston also played football during his high-school days and tallied 20 total tackles his senior year.
He said he now is ready to report to college in the fall and make an immediate impact for the Patriots’ track squad.
“I plan to continue lifting weights with coach Keith McGee over the summer so I can get stronger and faster,” he said.