Sampson's Jump Highlights Day for Men's Track and Field

Sampson's Jump Highlights Day for Men's Track and Field

Nolan Sampson

Nolan Sampson wasted no time setting the tone in the men's high jump for others around both the conference and the nation, as he cleared 6'9.75" on Saturday during day two action at the Viking Olympics, hosted by Augustana College (Ill.).

Although it's early in the outdoor season, Sampson's jump is still the best mark at both the conference and DIII level. He tied with Monmouth's Rob Wallace in the event, as the duo cleared 1.75 inches better than the next finisher.

Also in the field events, freshman Caleb Schafbuch took runner-up accolades in the javelin throw with his toss of 159-08. Fellow freshman Kyle Wessling was also second in the decathlon, finishing with 4,976 points.  He was just 500 points behind the winner and only in front of third.

Peter Winterton took second in the 400 meter dash for the Beavers, crossing the finish line in 50.38 seconds which was just 0.38 seconds off the winning time.

As a team, BVU took third as a team among the eight competing teams. The Beavers totaled 116 points, finishing behind only Monmouth (154.5) and Augustana (367.5).

Next up for BVU will be the Wartburg College Select Meet on April 4-5.