Wyoming's Joe Plante Named MWC Athlete of the Week

May 10, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

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.