Following the graduation last year of All-Americans Chris Murtagh and Ethan Waldman, Bates junior David Pless needed a new training partner. Up stepped freshman Sean Enos, who is following an impressive indoor season with an even more outstanding outdoor season, and whom the four-time All-American Pless credits for fueling his own drive at the drop of a hat.
Enos (Lynnfield, Mass.) posted two career bests at the Maine State Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championship, finishing second second to Pless in the shot put (51-7) by a nearly six-foot margin ahead of third place, and second as well in the discus by a nearly 25-foot margin over third place, at 161-0. Enos also took fourth place in the hammer (153-3).
Enos is not only ahead of where Pless was at the same stage in his decorated career. The first-year phenom is currently ranked 21st in all of Division III in the discus throw, fourth among all freshmen, and he is 28th in Division III in the shot put -- again, fourth among freshmen across the country.
Enos and the rest of the Bates men's and women's track and field teams will host the NESCAC Track & Field Championships this Saturday, April 28, starting at 9am.