Madison’s Drew Bell, far right, was one of many who was honored with a special “send off party” as a representative of Alabama at the upcoming National Senior Games in Pittsburgh. Photo Contributed

Drew Bell- A “Model” Senior Games Athlete

BIRMINGHAM- Madison’s multi-event track athlete Drew Bell was thrilled to be chosen as a model to assist in the unveiling of the track uniform for the Alabama representatives in the upcoming National Senior Games in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Alabama Senior Games held a luncheon at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham hosting the athletes set to represent the state in the national event scheduled for July 7-18.

“I was blessed to attend such a wonderful send-off party and I feel honored they chose me to model the track uniform for the athletes to represent Alabama at the Games,” said Drew Bell of Madison.

The head coach of the James Clemens track and cross country programs, Bell has qualified for the National Senior Games in the 10K and 5K races along with races in both the 800 and 1500-meter events. The 57-year old Bell will tackle the 10K event on July 7, the 5K race on July 9, the 800-meter run on July 13 and the 1500-meter distance competition on July 14.

The State Senior Games Committee provided each athlete with their uniform along with team T-shirt, team Dri-Fit workout shirt, road race uniform, team-Alabama visor and water bottle. The Committee also provide a healthy and delicious lunch.

Bell has had a remarkable 2023 as he’s won two National Championships, one national runner-up and has earned 12 All-American performances in an array of challenging events. His most challenging event was in the XTERRA Half-Marathon Trail Run National Championships where he finished second in the 55-59 age division and qualified for the 2023 World Championships scheduled for Oct. 1 at Sugarloaf Resort in Maine.

“I met many new teammates for our Alabama team and I want to thank everyone for their continued support and encouragement,” added Bell.

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