Anicka Newell is a Canadian track and field athlete competing in the pole vault. She won the 2018 Canadian Athletics Championships and competed in the Rio 2016 Olympics and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Anicka Newell was born on August 5, 1993, in Denton, Texas. She is eligible to compete for Canada as her mother was born in the country. She was fond of athletics and won a New Mexico Activities Association state individual title in the pole vault for Highland High School (Albuquerque, New Mexico) in 2009.
Anicka Newell earned an honorable mentioned All-America award in the pole vault at the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She is also a two-time Sun Belt Conference Outdoor track and field champion in the pole vault for Texas State Bobcats.
Anicka Newell placed 1st at the 2018 Canadian Athletics Championships in Ottawa (4.45 m) to qualify for the August 11 2018 NACAC Championships in Toronto but she did not clear a height.
She placed 7th in Athletics at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Women’s pole vault (4.30 m) and placed 12th in women’s pole vault at the 2017 World Championship (4.45 m).
In July 2016, Anicka Newell was officially named to Canada’s Olympic team. She placed 29th at Athletics at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics – Women’s pole vault cleared 4.15 m. She was also part of the Canadian team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics but did not clear the height to reach the finals.