Morpeths Scott Beattie, currently studying in Tulsa, finished an excellent sixth in his first ever
5000m Track event at the Iowa State Classic, held in Ames, on Friday 8th February 2019.
Beattie clocked a superb 13m59.42s, which currently ranks him number three in the UK rankings,
behind fellow North Easterner Marc Scott of Richmond & Zetland,
who posted his 13m21.97s in Boston USA, on the same day.
The second fastest UK time is 13m54.80s, which was also posted
on the same day in the USA by Preston’s Jamaine Coleman, in Seattle.
Back with Beattie, his event was won by Arizona’s Fearghal Curtin, who posted
a time of 13m52.26s.Curtin is an Irish National, studying in Charleston.