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Bell wins UAA athlete of the week honor

Published: December 9, 2011
Section: Sports

The University Athletic Association selected Brandeis University sprinter Brittany Bell ’13 for the Women’s Track and Field Runner of the Week.

This is the first time that Bell has won UAA Athlete of the Week honors. Bell is being honored for her performance at the 2011 Jay Carisella Invitational, hosted by Northeastern University on Dec. 3. In her first meet of the 2011-12 season, Bell finished in second place in the 55-meter dash against a field of Division I, II and III student-athletes. After running the event in the seventh-fastest time, 7.47 seconds, in the preliminaries, Bell finished with a time of 7.41 seconds in the finals, which trailed only one runner from the Division I Northeastern.

Bell’s time of 7.41 seconds ranks 10th in the nation in Division III since they converted to the 60-meter distance that is used at NCAA championships.

Bell also finished 10th in the long jump with a distance of 4.78 meters.