Central Catholic pole vaulter Sarah Bell poses next to the sign showing her 13-3.5 vault. (Photo Courtesy Mary Jo Bell)





BLOOMINGTON – Central Catholic High School junior pole vaulter Sarah Bell has had a busy summer.

Recently, Bell vaulted her way to a first place finish in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Baltimore. She vaulted 13-03.50 in the young women’s division. That’s also a personal record for Bell.

Afterwards, she drove with her mom to Houston to compete in the AAU Junior Olympic Games. She finished fourth with a 12-0 vault.

The AAU event was her last of the summer, and now she gets to take a break from vaulting, but not from athletics.

“Actually, in three days I start golfing. So I’ll have the golf season, and that’s my pole vault break. Then once I’m done with that, I start training again for vaulting,” she said Friday.