Enos, Graboys, Stansel highlight second day of Open N.E.'s for men's track

John Stansel (left) and Noah Graboys (right) both recorded personal-record times in the mile on March 1, 2014 at Boston University. (File photo by Tom Leonard '78)

BOSTON -- Junior Sean Enos placed second in the shot put on Saturday at the all-divisions Open New Englands, leading the Bates men's indoor track and field team on a day featuring several other outstanding performances.

Bates tied Providence College for 14th place among the 37 teams that scored points for top-eight performances at the two-day meet.

Enos (Lynnfield, Mass.) had a top effort of 55 feet, 3.75 inches, topping Division II Southern Connecticut State senior Enis Bukalo (53-4.5) as the runner-up behind SCSU junior Michael Cameron (55-10.25). 

Combined with his weight throw title on Friday, Enos scored 18 of Bates' 19 points at the meet.

Bates scored its other point in the 4x800 relay, where junior John Stansel (Newburyport, Mass.), senior Patrick Jeffries (Oneonta, N.Y.), sophomore Gregg Heller (Walla Walla, Wash.) and senior Noah Graboys (Glencoe, Ill.) finished in 7:44.53, becoming the fourth-fastest 4x800 squad in program history.

Other Bates highlights on Saturday included:

  • Graboys finished 10th in the mile with a personal-best time of 4:10.71, moving up to fifth place on Bates' all-time performance list in the event. Stansel placed 13th, in a personal-best 4:12.69, eighth-fastest in team history.
  • The foursome of senior Jarret McKallagat (Atkinson, N.H.), senior Adam Spencer (Wellesley, Mass.), first-year Patrick Griffin (Harvard, Mass.) and senior Ben Levy (Belmont, Mass.) placed 12th in the 4x400 relay in 3:21:01, the sixth-fastest time in team history.

Bates competes at the Tufts Last Chance Meet this Thursday, followed by the ECAC Division III Championships Friday and Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.

Friday Recap

Enos won the all-divisions New England title in the weight throw on Friday with a top effort of 63 feet and 1.5 inches, 2 feet and 1.5 inches beyond runner-up William Janes of the University of Rhode Island, for 10 team points.

Bates' other main highlight on Friday was senior John Wisener's (Ridgewood, N.J.) personal-best performance in the pole vault, where he topped out at 15-3.5 and had some strong attempts at the next height. Wisener's previous indoor best was 15-3; he remains third on Bates' all-time list in the indoor pole vault.

Enos ranks fourth in the weight throw in Division III this season, based on his season-best effort of 63-6 last week at the New England Division III Championships. Enos is also ranked second in the shot put.

Enos was named Co-Field Events Athlete of the Meet this week following last weekend's NED3's. Enos won both the shot put and the weight throw at the meet and shared the award with triple jump and long jump champion Jamie Ruginski of Southern Maine.