Dylan Bell capped his high school pole vaulting career in style Saturday.
The Alvarado senior cleared 16 feet, eight inches to win the state pole vault title at the UIL Class 3A state track and field championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
Bell, who cleared 16-3 last season to finish second at the state meet in 2011, out jumped second place Jay Robertson from Fairfield by over a foot. Robertson cleared 15-6 in fewer attempts to take second place.
Claudia Bode competing in the 100-meter dash finished seventh in a time of 12.43 seconds.