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Pless named NESCAC Men's Field Performer of the Week

David Pless '13

HADLEY, Mass. -- Reigning NCAA Division III indoor shot put champion David Pless won Field Performer of the Week honors in NESCAC Men's Track and Field, announced Monday by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Pless (Atlanta, Ga.) won the shot put and the discus throw, two of seven winning performances for the Bates men's track and field team, as they opened the outdoor season on Sunday with a dual non-scoring meet at Division I Maine. Pless also came in fourth in the hammer, at 158-04.

In his last competition, the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships, Pless won the national shot put title.

Bates hosts a four-team meet at the Russell Street Track against Colby, MIT and Southern Maine on Saturday, April 9, at 12 p.m.

View the NESCAC Track & Field weekly release (PDF)