HADLEY, Mass. -- Bates senior David Pless won his second straight Sabasteanski Award as Most Outstanding Male Performer, headlining the Bobcats' haul of 15 All-NESCAC awards, officially announced Tuesday by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
The top three finishers in each event during the NESCAC Championship, held on Saturday at Tufts, receive All-Conference recognition.
Pless (Atlanta, Ga.) won the shot put (60-0.5), discus throw (164-9) and hammer throw (190-8) titles for the second year in a row, giving him seven NESCAC titles for his career. Pless shared the Sabasteanski this year with Tufts' Graham Beutler, who won both the 200 and 400 meters.
Pless represented three of Bates' 15 total All-NESCAC performances, while two teammates claimed two apiece. Sophomore Sean Enos (Lynnfield, Mass.) won his fourth and fifth career All-NESCAC honors for second-place finishes in the shot put and discus throw. Junior Mark McCauley (Cumberland, Maine) collected two as well, one for winning the 800-meter run and another for running a leg in the distance medley relay team that finished in third place.
Also winning All-NESCAC honors on Tuesday were:
- Junior Noah Graboys (Glencoe, Ill.), distance medley relay;
- Senior Anthony Haeuser (South Portland, Maine), distance medley relay;
- Junior Tully Hannan (West Hartford, Conn.), 5,000-meter run;
- Senior Zak Kofos (Marlborough, Mass.), javelin throw;
- Junior Jarret McKallagat (Atkinson, N.H.), 400-meter hurdles;
- Sophomore John Stansel (Newburyport, Mass.), distance medley relay;
- Senior Ken Whitney (West Hartford, Conn.), 10,000-meter run;
- Sophomore John Wisener (Glastonbury, Conn.), pole vault.
2013 NESCAC Track & Field All-Conference Teams Announced