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Crystal Bell, left, and Sarah Taylor, enjoy an amusing moment during a track meet at Ilwaco. The pair share the head coach position for the boys and girls track teams and have collaborated for six seasons. Taylor credits Bell’s background in college athletics and her upbeat approach as significantly aiding the Fishermen program.

Crystal Bell is at home on a running track.

At Ilwaco High School, where she coaches with long-time runner Sarah Taylor, she takes on any role, motivator, organizer, track marshal and more.

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Cody Miller

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Madison Key

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At a home track meet at Ilwaco earlier this year, head coach Crystal Bell marshals athletes ready for a 100 meters sprint. Bell was a track standout from eastern Washington and set records for her high school and college, progressing to training with the U.S. national team. She began coaching 14 years ago.

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