INDIANAPOLIS -- The Bates men's track and field team will be represented by four student-athletes competing in a total of six events this week at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, as announced Sunday by the NCAA.
Junior Sean Enos (Lynnfield, Mass.) earned selection to compete in the shot put, discus throw and hammer throw at nationals, which take place at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, this Thursday through Saturday. Enos will be joined by senior Jarret McKallagat (Atkinson, N.H.) in the 110-meter hurdles, junior Eric Wainman (Glastonbury, Conn.) in the decathlon and senior John Wisener (Ridgewood, N.J.) in the pole vault.
Enos is one of only three men nationally who will compete in three throwing events at NCAAs. He is seeded highest in the shot put, where his season-best 17.13 meters (56-2.5) has him ranked sixth out of 20. Enos is also the seventh seed in the hammer (197-4) and the 18th seed in the discus (163-11). This will be Enos's fourth trip to an NCAA Championship overall. A year ago at outdoor NCAAs he competed in the discus and shot put, finishing fourth and 17th, respectively. In March the team captain placed second in the indoor shot put.
Wainman is the seventh seed among 20 decathletes, based on his ECAC championship total of 6,635 points, the second-highest total in Bates history. Wainman is making his first outdoor NCAA championship appearance and second overall, having placed 10th in the heptathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships in March.
McKallagat will be the 17th seed out of 20 in the 110 hurdles, based on his top time this season of 14.68 seconds, a Bates record. This will be the first trip to an NCAA Championship for the team captain.
Wisener, also a team captain, is the 12th seed out of 20 in the pole vault, based on his Bates-record 4.89-meter height (16 feet, 0.25 inches) early this season at the University of New Hampshire. Wisener is making his second NCAA appearance, having competed at the 2014 Indoor Championships in March.