Wyoming's Joe Plante Named MWC Athlete of the Week

May 10, 2010


Wyoming Cowboy sophomore thrower Joe Plante was selected today as the Mountain West Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the week of May 3-9.

Plante, from Maynard, Minn., put forth a standout performance in the discus throw on Saturday at the Fum McGraw Open in Fort Collins, Colo. In the final regular-season meet before the 2010 MWC Outdoor Championships, Plante recorded a personal-best distance of 188'-1" (57.33m), placing first among collegiate participants and fourth overall in the event. Plante's throw, which is the fourth-best mark in Wyoming history, ranks third in the conference this season and 14th in the country, according to the Web site TFRRS.org.