Earl Bell

Earl Holmes Bell, after setting the world record for men’s pole vault at the U.S. Track and Field Federation (USTFF) meet in Wichita, Kansas, on May 29, 1976, with a jump of 5.67 meters (18′ 7.25″).

White male track athlete "Arkansas state" jersey celebrates smiling hands raised people in background field

Courtesy of the Museum of American History, Cabot Public Schools