Enos wins shot put crown on Day 1 of ECACs

BOSTON -- Junior Sean Enos placed first in the shot put on Friday at the ECAC Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships, highlighting the first of the meet's two days for Bates men's track team.

Enos (Lynnfield, Mass.) had a top effort of 17.12 meters, or 56 feet and 2 inches, 48 centimeters past runner-up Mike Recla of Widener. His ECAC title comes a week after claiming the New England Division III title in the weight throw and placing second in the shot. Enos will compete in the weight when the meet resumes on Saturday.

Other Bates highlights from Friday included:

  • Junior Eric Wainman (Glastonbury, Conn.) stands in second place, only four points out of first, after four of seven events in the heptathlon. Among 12 competitors, Wainman tied for the best mark in the pole vault, at 1.87 meters, was second in the shot put, at 11.94 meters, and was third in the long jump (6.56m).
  • Senior Jarret McKallagat (Atkinson, N.H.) ran the 10th-fastest time out of 27 men in the preliminary heats of the 60-meter hurdles, at 8.38, 0.01 off of his own team record in the event.

The 10 points Enos scored put Bates in a tie for seventh place with Wesley among 34 teams that have scored points for top-eight event performances.