ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 26, 2012) Asheville School alumnus David Pless (class of 2009) continues his record-breaking Track and Field career as a junior at Bates University. He won his second straight national shot-put title, breaking the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field record in three of his six attempts on Saturday, March 17.
Pless has been working on a rigorous training regimen that has led him to break seven of his own Bates records this season. His top mark was 18.45 meters (60’6.5”), which broke the previous record by 9.5 inches.
He also competed in the weight throw for the first time, where he finished fifth place at 63-2.75, breaking another personal record.
The Sports Information Director at Bates University described Pless as “a model student-athlete and a coach’s dream.”
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