Mac­Nab sprinter Cree Bell re­ceives full schol­ar­ship

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

She’s got an­other year at Sir Al­lan Mac­Nab, but Cree Bell al­ready knows where she’s go­ing to univer­sity.

The tal­ented sprinter, who won the city ti­tle in the 100 and 200 me­tres and SOSSA over 200 me­tres, will at­tend South­east­ern Louisiana on a full track schol­ar­ship. The univer­sity, lo­cated in Ham­mond, La., has one of the top track pro­grams in NCAA Di­vi­sion-I.

“Ever since I was a lit­tle girl it was an in­ten­tion of mine to get a schol­ar­ship down south,” Bell says. “It was im­por­tant to me to go to a school that was not only strong in track but in aca­demics.”

An A-stu­dent, she will study bi­ol­ogy or en­vi­ron­men­tal sciences.

Bell con­cedes she didn’t have a good per­for­mance at OFSAA this year, fall­ing short of mak­ing the fi­nals in her sprints.

Bell said South­east Louisiana wants her to try the 400 next year, and she is tak­ing the sum­mer off from com­pe­ti­tion to work on her strength “so I can be ready for next year’s sea­son.”

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