Dylan Bell
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    Dylan Bell

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Alvarado, Texas

    High School:
    Alvarado

    Height:
    6-3

    Event:
    Pole Vault

    05/19/2014

    Ten Falcons Earn All-Conference Honors

    Eight men and two women earned all-MW honors, following top-three finishes at the conference meet.

    03/01/2014

    Falcons Claim Three Conference Titles on Final Day

    Annette Eichenberger became the women's first individual track champion at an indoor meet.

    02/04/2014

    Dylan Bell Named Mountain West Athlete of the Week

    Bell is the third Falcon to earn MW Athlete of the Week honors this season.

    01/22/2013

    Dylan Bell Named MW Athlete of the Week

    The freshman pole vaulter matched the sixth-best clearance in the NCAA.

    01/19/2013

    Dylan Bell Debuts in Fifth on Academy Pole Vault List

    Bell equaled the best collegiate height of the PV Summit at 17'4½".

    SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013-14: Mountain West champion in the indoor pole vault...shared the conference title with teammate Joey Uhle after both cleared 17'7" and were unable to break the tie during a jump-off...participant at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (West Preliminary)...two-time all-conference selection...ranked among the nation's top 25 during both the indoor and outdoor regular seasons...improved #7 standing on the Academy's all-time indoor list following the 17'7" clearance at the conference meet...named the Mountain West Athlete of the Week following a runner-up finish at the New Mexico Invitational...posted a (then) career-best height of 17'6½" at that meet...debuted in eighth on the program's all-time list during the outdoor season...recorded a personal-best clearance of 17'6½" to win the Air Force Relays...also won the pole vault at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...finished second at the MW Championships with a height of 17'1"...cleared 17'3" to finish 14th at the NCAA West Preliminary...earned the team's Field Athlete of the Week on two occasions.

    FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012-13: Recorded the seventh-best indoor pole vault clearance in Academy history (17'5½") to finish third at the Air Force Team Challenge...first cleared the 17-foot mark at the National Pole Vault Summit, placing third with a height of 17'4½"...named Mountain West Athlete of the Week following that meet...also surpassed the 17-foot mark with a second-place finish (17'0¾") at the Air Force Invitational...placed fourth at the MW Indoor Championships (16'10¾")...ranked 29th in the nation for the final indoor rankings with 17'5½" clearance...received "Standout" distinction from the team twice during the indoor season...recorded an outdoor-best height of 16'7¼" at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays...claimed four third-place finishes during the outdoor season (Jerry Quiller Classic, Air Force Relays, Air Force Triangular, Air Force Twilight Open...also scored for the Falcons at the MW Outdoor Championships, after finishing seventh (16'0¾").

    HIGH SCHOOL: Alvarado High School...state champion in the pole vault at the Texas 3A state meet as a senior...state runner-up as a junior...two-time runner-up at the Texas Relays...clearance of 17'2¾" achieved at the 2012 Texas Relays was ranked second in the national among high school athletes...finished fourth at the New Balance Indoor Nationals...set a new meet record in the pole vault at the Air Force High School Invitational...graduated in the top-five percent of class...named to the A Honor Roll...received the Academic Excellence Award...member of the National Honor Society.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Dylan Thomas Bell...nicknames are "Deon", "Jolly Green" and "Skeletor"...son of Toby and Cathy Bell...father pole vaulted at Texas A&M University and Odessa College...has one older brother, Spencer, who is a 2010 Academy graduate and current first lieutenant in the Air Force...also has one younger brother, Trey...majoring in economics...served as Element Leader...named to the Athletic Director's List...named squadron's Nightrider of the Month in April 2013...hobbies include rock climbing, skydiving, walleyball, jumping on the trampoline, eating Skittles, getting free samples at Sam's Club, watching movies, mentoring doolies and "basically anything that isn't safe"...favorite team quotes come from Dan Caddigan ("I can't wait for the wing round robin this weekend."), Patrick Corona ("I need to get a haircut before I have to write myself a Form 10.") and Riley Vann ("Responsibility over fun. Always.")...traveled to North Korea, South Korea and Japan with family during summer leave...also completed Operation Air Force at Eglin AFB, Fla., and served as Range Safety cadre during Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET)...favorite Bible verses are Proverbs 16:9 and Philippians 4:13...member of Cadet Squadron 18.

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