Track & Field

 Joe Plante
Joe Plante


Maynard, Minn.

High School:
MacCray HS




All-MWC, Academic All-MWC, Regional Qualifier


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Indoor: Expired eligibility ... did not compete.
Outdoor: Qualified for the discus and the hammer at the NCAA West Preliminary ... finished 17th in the discus at the preliminary at 177'-9", narrowly missing the cut to advance to the NCAA finals ... threw the hammer 192' for 29th place at the preliminary ... earned All-MW honors in the hammer with a third-place distance of 189'-8" at the league meet, where he placed fifth in the discus (171'-9") and 12th in the shot put (46'-6.25") ... achieved UW's No. 9 all-time best distance in the hammer at the Cowpoke Open, throwing a 201'-2.25" for first place, and placed fourth in the discus at 183'-9.25" ... ranked as high as No. 9 in the country for the discus and No. 29 in the hammer during the year ... finished sixth in the discus at the Jack Christiansen Invite, where he placed second in the hammer at 193'-9.25" ... placed seventh in the discus at the Beach Invite at 179'-4.50" after achieving sixth place in the hammer at 194'-10" at the Mt. SAC Relays ... came in first in the hammer at 195' at the Nebraska Quad, where he also placed fourth in the discus at 171'-7" ... threw for second in the hammer at 192'-1" at the AF Relays ... achieved first place in the hammer at 199'-5" at the Fum McGraw Quad, also placing fourth in the discus at 172'-8" ... opened the outdoor season at the Tom Benich Invite, placing first in the discus at 186'-8" and eighth in the hammer at 164'-4.25" ... named Academic All-MW.

He has been a six time all-conference performer for the Pokes during his career. He won the MW title in the discus throw and was runner-up in the weight throw during the 2012 season. Joe is ranked No. 5 all-time at UW in the discus throw, No. 10 in the weight throw, and No. 9 in the hammer throw. He also holds the UW freshman records in the discus and weight throw.

Majoring in kinesiology and health promotion.

Plante's Bests
Shot put - 50'-10.25" (2010)
Weight throw - 66'-1" (2012)(No. 10 UW all-time mark)

Shot put - 51'-5.75" (2010)
Discus - 188'-1" (2010)(No. 5 UW all-time mark)
Hammer - 201'-2.25" (2013)(No. 9 UW all-time mark)

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