bell lap

bell lap

n.
The final lap of a race, as at a track meet, signaled by the ringing of a bell as the leader begins the lap.
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Around the bell lap, 400 meters left, Shilgalis edged ahead and kept going to a school-record time of 7 minutes, 45.03 seconds.
Olympic Track & Field Trials, pulling away from a deep field during the bell lap to win with a time of 9 minutes, 17.48 seconds to the delight of 21,835 rain-soaked fans at Hayward Field.
This is the athletic equivalent of the world's best female 1,500 metre runner kicking a bell lap of 400 metres in around 51 seconds.
But they were gradually pulled back, and by the bell lap the race had come together - but not for long.
The top seed in the 600 dropped to fifth on the bell lap before rallying down the homestretch and finishing in 1:24.26.
On the bell lap, Barras, Murray and Tanner had got a large gap on the other four escapees and with Murray softening up Tanner with an early dig for the finish line, it was left to Barras to cross the line arms aloft as Yorkshire Champion with Tanner in second and Murray in third.
At the bell lap the Rabobank and Credit Agricole teams were working hard to place Van Bon and O'Grady in position for the final sprint, with Hincapie doing his best to match their efforts.
Sophomore Bob Liking won the 3,200 in 9:30.74, senior Charlie Wade took first in the 400 (49.07) and sophomore Aiden King won the 1,600 (4:23.19) by making his move at the start of the bell lap.
To make sure there was no drama on Saturday, she sprinted to some separation from Infeld during the bell lap.
On the bell lap he had managed to get in the top 10 and in the last 800m moved into fourth place finishing in a time of 20min 08sec and first counter for the North.
outdoor meet last season, stayed on Rupp's heels until the bell lap, when he moved to the front.
Sylvestre and Nashoba's Doyle ran 3-4 for much of the 1,000 before Sylvestre surged into the lead heading into the bell lap. He was unchallenged over the final 200 meters, displaying a strong kick while pulling away to defeat Doyle by a comfortable .68 seconds.