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Samia Bell
Samia Bell
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Princeton
Position: Sprints

2015-16: Outdoor: Registered three top-10 performances in the 200 and 400 meters, respectively...placed second in the 200 meters at the Campbell/Wright Invitational (May 7) in a season-best time of 24.38...finished first in 400 meters at All-Ohio Championships (April 9) in 58.92...recorded a season-best time of 56.86 to place fourth in 400 meters at Northeast Ohio Quad (April 16)...member of four top-five performances in the 4x100 relay, including placing seventh at the Mid-American Conference Championships (May 14) and winning the Campbell/Wright Invitational (May 7)...member of seventh-place 4x400 relay at MAC Championships (May 14)...turned in season-best time of 11.91 in 100 meters at Campbell/Wright Invitational (May 7)...Indoor: Member of record-setting 4x400 and distance medley relay squads at the Mid-American Conference Championships...ran opening leg on 4x400 relay team which set a school record crossing the line in 3:42.79 at MAC Championships to finish fifth...took second leg of DMR at MAC Championships which also established a school record placing fifth in 11:40.02...finished fourth in the 400 meters at the Kent State Dual (Jan. 22) in a season-low time of 59.46...placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in 200 meters at Zips Invitational and Akron Invitational.

2014-15: Indoor: Was a member of the 4x400 relay at the Pole Vault Convention (Jan 9) that placed second in 4:03.62...individually, finished third in the 400 meters at the Zips Invitational (Feb 20) with a time of 58.47...ran the 60-meter dash with a season-best time of 8.04 at the Akron Pole Vault Convention...competed in the 200m run at the Kent State Dual (Jan 16) with a time of 26.09...Outdoor: Member of third-place 4x100 relay squad at the Mid-American Conference Championship (May 16) which crossed the line in 45.81...finished 13th in the 100 meters at the MAC Championship (May 15) in career-best time of 12.01...placed third and fourth, respectively, in 100 meters at Ashland Alumni Open (April 25) and All-Ohio Championship (April 11) in 12.21 and 12.54...came in seventh in 200 meters at All-Ohio Championship (April 11) in 25.81...member of winning 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams at Northeast Ohio Quad (April 2) and Ashland Alumni Open (April 25), respectively, with times of 46.64 and 3:48.01.

2013-14: Indoor: Placed fourth in the blue division of the 200m at the Akron Invitational (Feb. 8) with a time of 25.56...also ran a season-low time of 7.98 in the 60m at the Kent Dual (Jan. 17)...Outdoor: Finished runner-up in the 200m at the Northeast Ohio Quad (Apr. 4) with a time of 25.22...also placed third in the 100m (12.23) and was a member of the Zips' runner-up 4x400 relay team that clocked a collective time of 3:58.47.

at Princeton HS
: Team indoor and outdoor MVP...two-time, all-conference runner...competed at the state meet in back-to-back seasons as a member of the 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams...member of the 4x400 relay team that broke the Greater Miami Conference record and placed second at the regional meet as a junior...ran top times of 1:00.91 in the 400m, 24.97 in the 200m and 12.31 in the 100m...was also an all-conference performer on the cross country team, running a top time of 20:12...named to the All-Academic team each year.

Personal: Born Aug. 31, 1995...parents are Sammie and Patricia Bell...has two older siblings, Samone Bell and Quiona Irons...played the bassoon for five years.