Sam Beatty

Central's Sam Beatty

PELLA — A new career-best high jump earned Central College men’s track and field team sophomore Sam Beatty (Mount Pleasant) the American Rivers Conference Men’s Field Events Performer of the Week recognition.

In a home triangular Friday against Simpson College and Nebraska Wesleyan University, Beatty won the high jump by clearing six feet, 9 inches. His mark was good for No. 7 in NCAA Division III this season and No. 7 all-time at Central.

It is the first Outdoor Field Events Performer of the Week honors for Beatty. Central’s Brock Lewis (junior, Lathrop, Mo.) had already won two of the previous four weeks.

Central is competing at the Dr. Tucker Invitational hosted by Loras College on Friday. Field events start at noon and track events begin at 2 p.m.

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