Esther Bell
Position: Distance/XC
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Yorkville, Ill.
High School: Yorkville HS
Major: Psychology (3.49 GPA)
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Esther Bell
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 12/02/2013

2014 (Outdoor Track and Field):  Placed seventh in the 800m run with a mark of 2:21.12 at the Spartan Invitational (4/5) ... placed sixth in the 1500m run with a mark of 4:54.50 at the Hilltopper Relays (4/12). 

2014 (Indoor Track and Field): Finished second in the 800m run (2:20.18) and third in the 4x400m relay (4:12.19) at the Central Michigan Jack Skoog Open (1/17) ... finished tenth in the 800m run (2:22.57) at the EMU Triangular-Quad (2/1) ... placed second in the one mile run (5:17.33) at the Akron Invitational (2/8) ... finished the one mile run with a mark of 5:09.99 at the GVSU Big Meet (2/14) ... part of the distance medley team that placed tenth (12:18.86) at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/28). 

2013 (Cross Country): Ran a personal best 20:35 at the Jeff Drenth Memorial 5k placing 13th (8/30) ... bested her career 6k at the Spartan Invitational finishing 24th in 22:56 (9/13) ... completed the Roy Griak Invitational 6k in 23:23 (9/28) ... placed in the top-100 at the Notre Dame Invitational en route to finishing 80th in 19:06 (10/4) ... finished the Indiana State Pre-National 6k Race with a time of 23:21 (10/19) ... finished 59th (23:20) at the 6k MAC Tournament Meet (11/2) ... ran a time of 23:18 at the Great Lakes Regional Meet (11/14).

High School: Ran anchor on the 4x800m relay team that won the state championships and broke the state record at the 2011 IHSA 2A Track and Field State Finals ... finished ninth in the 800m run at the 2012 IHSA 3A Track and Field State Finals, and ran a leg of the fourth-place 4x800m relay team ... was also a member of the 2009 state champion 4x800m relay team that set the state record, and was a member of the state runner-up 4x800m relay team in 2010 ... was a four-time qualifier to the IHSA 2A Cross Country Championships, including a 18th-place finish in 2009 ... has also qualified for the IHSA state finals in the 4x400m relay (2009-11) and the 3200m relay (2009, 2011) ... holds the school record in both the 4x800m relay and the 3200m run ... earned track and field all-conference honors in 2009 and 2011, and cross country all-conference honors from 2008-11 ... is a member of National Honor Society and her GPA ranks among the top five percent of her graduating class

Career Bests: Cross Country 5k (20:35); 6k (22:56); 400m dash (59.0); 800m run (2:14); 1600m run (5:20); 3200m run (11:20)