Track & Field

Brandon Bell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bloomington, Minn.

High School:
John F. Kennedy

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
SR/SR

Brandon  Bell

01/28/2015

Marquette Travels to Jack Johnson Invitational

MU looks to build on recent success at Minnesota

Personal Bests (as of June 2016):

Indoor-
60: 6.93 seconds (No. 2 all-time at MU)
200: 22.27 seconds (No. 8 all-time at MU)
300: 36.17 seconds 

Outdoor-
100
: 10.73 seconds (No. 7 all-time at MU)
200
: 21.90 seconds 


2015-16:
All-BIG EAST, 4x100-meter relay
Indoor (Jr.): Competed in the 60-, 200- and 300-meter dashes ... Recorded a personal-best and moved up to second on the all-time list for the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.93 seconds at Notre Dame, where he took third (December 4) ... At the same meet, set a time of 22.27 seconds in the 200-meter dash to set him at eighth overall in program history ... Ran the 300-meter dash once in the indoor season and recorded a personal-best time of 36.17 seconds at the John Tierney Quadrangular (January 23).
Outdoor (Jr.): Competed in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the 4x100-meter relay during the 2015-16 outdoor season ... Set a personal-best and recorded seventh-fastest all-time at MU in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.73 seconds at the BIG EAST Championships (May 13) ... Anchored the first-place 4x100-meter relay team at the BIG EAST Championships as well, which had a time of 41.47 seconds and also notched first-place all-time in program history ... Took third all-time at MU with a 4x100-meter relay team at the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational with a time of 41.72 seconds (April 15).

2014-15:
Indoor (So.): Competed in the 60- and 200-meter dashes ... Recorded a personal-best and the third-fastest mark all-time at MU in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.04 seconds at the Blue & Gold Invitational (Dec. 5) hosted by Notre Dame ... Took seventh at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (March 1) in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.16 seconds ... Also placed seventh in the 200-meter dash at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 22.59 seconds.
Outdoor (So.): Competed in the 60- and 200-meter dashes, as well as the 4x100-meter relay during the outdoor season ... Competed in two events at the BIG EAST Championships (May 9) ... Took fifth place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.21 seconds after setting a season-best time in the preliminaries with a time of 11.13 seconds ... Ran the opening leg in the 4x100-meter relay, which placed fourth overall with a time of 42.31 seconds.

2013-14:

All-BIG EAST (indoor 4x400-meter relay, outdoor 100-meter dash)
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Fr.): During the 2013-14 indoor season competed in 60- and 200-meter dashes ... Recorded a personal-best and fourth all-time mark at Marquette with a time of 7.07-seconds in the 60 meters at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 22) ... Also ran the 4x400-meter relay at the conference meet and placed sixth as the lead leg with Carson Meinholz, Brendan Franz and Anton Rice (3:26.67).
Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in 100- and 200-meter events during his freshman outdoor campaign ... Scored in a total of three events for MU at the conference championship meet (100, 200 and 4x100) ... Finished third and achieved a personal-best time in the 100-meter dash of 10.88 seconds at the BIG EAST Championships (May 11), landing ninth all-time at Marquette ... Placed second running with a time of 22.58 in the 200 at Marquette Duals (April 4) ... Notched a season-best time of 22.37 seconds in the 200 in the preliminary heat at the BIG EAST meet before running a time of 22.62 seconds in the final for a sixth-place finish ... Helped MU's 4x100-meter relay place fourth at the league meet with a time of 43.49 seconds as the second leg.

High School: Bell earned three letters in track and field at John F. Kennedy High School in Bloomington, Minn. ... Named team captain as a junior (2012) and senior (2013), while earning most valuable performer honors all three years ... Competed in the Minnesota state meet as both a junior and senior and was a three-year all-conference sprinter ... Held a personal-record of 11 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 22.47 seconds in the 200 ... Also lettered three times in basketball and was team captain as a senior.

Personal: Bell was born in Chicago to Aishia Bell and Britt Booker ... Has four brothers, two sisters and one step-brother ... Father played basketball at Colorado State ... Majors in marketing.


Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
2016-
60-meter dash: 7th (7.07 seconds; prelim-prelim-7.05)
200-meter dash:
 11th (22.52 seconds)
2015-
60-meter dash: 7th (7.16 seconds; prelim-7.09)
200-meter dash: 7th (22.59 seconds; prelim-22.52)
2014-
60-meter dash
: 7th (7.07 seconds; prelim-7.19)
200-meter dash: 8th (22.95 seconds; prelim-22.57)
4x400-meter relay: 3rd (3:26.67; lead leg w/Meinholz, Franz, Rice)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
2016-
100-meter dash: 4th (10.73 seconds; prelim-10.88)
200-meter dash:
6th (21.96 seconds; prelim-21.90)
4x100-meter relay: 1st (41.77 seconds; anchor w/Boos, Tatum, Word)
2015-
100-meter dash: 5th (11.21 seconds; prelim-11.13)
4x100-meter relay: 4th (42.31 seconds; lead leg w/Dash, Meinholz, Word)
2014-
100-meter dash
: 3rd (10.88 seconds; prelim-11.18)
200-meter dash: 6th (22.62 seconds; prelim-22.37)
4x100-meter relay: 4th (43.49 seconds; second leg w/Lawrence, Saindon, Meinholz)

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