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Girls Track: Bentonville's Neal Named Newcomer of the Year

Posted: June 2, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

 STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Isabel Neal of Bentonville is the All-NWA Media girls track Newcomer of the Year for Class 7A/6A.
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STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Isabel Neal of Bentonville is the All-NWA Media girls track Newcomer of the Year for Class 7A/6A.

BENTONVILLE -- Isabel Neal said her mind would have been blown had somebody walked up to her in January and began to foresee what she would do as a pole vaulter in the next few months.

Girls Track Newcomer of the Year

Isabel Neal

School: Bentonville

Class: Freshman

Height: 5-7

Notable: Became interested in the pole vault after seeing a track meet on television and decided to try it. … Cleared 10 feet, 10 inches to finish fourth in the state Class 5A-7A indoor meet in February. … Broke the school record by clearing 10-6 in her first outdoor meet, the Springdale Schools Invitational, on March 13, then went 11-6 the following week in the Tiger Relays. … Won the 7A-West Conference title by clearing 11-0, then took third in the Class 7A state meet by clearing 11-6.

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