Sean Enos came ever so close to All-American status in the shot put at the NCAA Division 3 Indoor Track and Field Nationals last winter. His ninth place finish was just one place out of All-American.
Enos, a former St. John’s Prep thrower, is a sophomore at Bates College and has already qualified for the Outdoor NCAA Championships, which will be held at the University of Wisconsin Lacrosse May 23-25. He will compete in the shot put and discus and still hoping to qualify in the hammer throw.
“I’m really close in the hammer,” said Enos, who is from Lynnfield. “I need to get to 185 feet; right now I’m at 178. I learned a lot from going to nationals indoors.
“My goal is to make All American in all three events if possible. That would be a nice comeback because I was disappointed to be so close, but miss out. I like all three events, and my favorite is which one I’m doing best in at the time. After a rough beginning I think I’ve figured out the hammer now so I really enjoy that one.”
Enos has been doing very well in the big events lately. He was second at the All NESCAC Meet at Tufts University in the shot put (51-11) and discus (149-2) and finished fourth in the hammer (161-9) to help the Bobcats take second.
Last weekend at the New England Open for all three collegiate divisions, he had a career best in the shot put (54-2 ½), took fifth in the discus (154-8) and seventh in the hammer (178-1). Bates placed fourth out of 37 teams, and this weekend Enos will attempt to meet the national qualifications at the ECAC Division 3 Outdoor Championships at Springfield College.
“It was definitely cool going against kids from different divisions,” said Enos. “There’s good competition in NESCAC, but that was a great tune up for nationals and nice to see our team do so well.