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Four Bell Athletics pupils competed in U.S. Olympic Trials

A-State & Westside alum will represent Bell Athletics at U.S. Olympic Trials
A-State & Westside alum will represent Bell Athletics at U.S. Olympic Trials
Published: Jun. 16, 2021 at 6:59 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2021 at 10:24 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Earl Bell set the standard in the pole vault. The Arkansas State legend competed in 3 Olympics and won a bronze medal in 1984. He’s certainly one of the best at teaching the sport and the walls in this iconic Jonesboro facility prove it.

Bell Athletics had 4 pupils competing in U.S. Olympic Trials.

- Michael Carr (Westside & Arkansas State alum/2019 All-American)

- Carson Waters (Liberty alum/6th in 2019 USATF Championships)

- Austin Miller (High Point alum/8th in 2018 USATF Championships)

- Lauren Chorny (Michigan State alum/2014 All-American & Big Ten champion)

Carr cleared 17 feet -8 ½ inches, he finished tied for 19th. Carson Waters (18-6 ½) and Austin Miller (18-4 ½) advanced to the men’s pole vault final. Waters would finish 11th (18-8 ¼), Miller 12th (18-4 ½).

Chorny competed in the 1st round of the women’s pole vault on June 24th. She cleared 14 feet, 5 ¼ inches on her 2nd attempt to advance to the final. Chorny will compete for an Olympic spot Saturday at 7:40pm on NBCOlympics.com.

You can see the entire U.S. Olympic Trials schedule here.

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