From June issue of Commodore Nation
Freshman sets two PRs on meet's first day
First-ever indoor track meet on campus, Keith earns prestigious honor
Four Commodores win events
Vanderbilt hosted the first-ever event inside the new multipurpose facility with the Music City Challenge.
Major: Medicine, Health & Society
Daughter of Michael and Mary Jo Bell. Sister to Tabitha (23), Adam (21), and Samantha (17). Sarah golfed in high school as well as participating in track and field. She was also on the all state academic team.
Bell's TFRRS page: Here
2014 Outdoor Highlights: Was named to the SEC's All-Freshmen Team in the pole vault. ... Set a new school record in the pole vault at the SEC Championships, then broke her own mark at the NCAA East Preliminary.
2014 Outdoor Quick Recap: Broke her own school record in the pole vault by clearing 13-03.5 at the NCAA East Preliminary, and finished in a tie for 20th place overall. ... Set a new VU record in the pole vault by clearing 13-01.50 at the SEC Championships to finish in a tie for fifth place and score 3.5 points for the Commodores. ... Finished second in the pole vault (3.95m) at the Tennessee Challenge. ... Took sixth in the pole vault by clearing 3.80m at the Sea Ray Relays. ... Earned second place in the pole vault at 3.70m at the Black & Gold meet. ... Took fourth place in the pole vault at the Alabama Relays. ... Cleared 12-03.50 at the Florida Relays.
2013 Indoor Highlights: Set a new school indoor record in the pole vault near the tail end of the regular season, then beat her own mark at the SEC Championships.
2013 Indoor Quick Recap: Broke her own school record by clearing 13-6.25 at the SEC Championships. ... Set a new school indoor record in the pole vault by clearing 13-01.50 at the New Balance Armory Collegiate Invitational. ... Finished sixth in the pole vault at 3.85m at the Auburn Indoor Invitational. ... Finished fifth in the pole vault by clearing 3.95m at the UAB Blazer Invitational. ... Captured first place by clearing 12'9.5" in her collegiate debut at the Music City Challenge.
High School: A six-time All-American at Central Catholic High School with a personal-best of 13-3.5... Four-time Illinois indoor state champion and all time record holder (13-3) in the pole vault... three-time Illinois outdoor state champion and class 2A record holder... 2013 USA youth outdoor pole vault champion, 2013 State Farm Insurance Female Athlete of the Year... 2013 IHSA All-State Academic team... 2013 Pantagraph Female Athlete of the Year... 2012 USATF national junior Olympic champion... 2010 AAU national junior Olympic champion... Holds school records in 55M, 60M, 200M, pole vault, 4x100M relay and 4x200M relay... Top-ranked pole vaulter in 2012 indoors with a vault of 13-0.25... Lettered four years in golf and track, serving two years as track team captain.
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