Women's Track


  Carole LaPlante
Carole LaPlante


Gardner, Maine.

High School:
Gardner Area



One of this season's track tri-captains...

Indoor: Holds the school shot put record (43' 1/2")...

1998-99: Placed 2nd in shot put at the New England Challenge Cup Finals, with a UMass record distance of 43' 1/2"...placed sixth in the shot put at the Atlantic 10 Championships (40' 9")...

1997-98: Second at the Atlantic 10 Championships with a throw of 40' 2-1/4"...Finished eighth at the New England Championships in the shot put (40' 10-1/4")...41' 2-1/4" shot throw was good enough for fifth place on the all-time charts...

Outdoor: Third on the all-time shot put charts (42' 2")...

1999: Finished fourth in the shot put (40' 8 1/2") and seventh in the discus (112' 9 1/2") at the Atlantic 10 Championships...Notched the third best shot put in school history, placing second at Dartmouth (42' 2")...

1998: Finished fourth in the shot put (39' 3-3/4") and sixth in the discuss (113' 6") at the Atlantic 10 Championships...Had fifth best shot put in school history and placed fifth at the New England Championships (41' 3-3/4")...

At Gardiner Area: The 1997 Maine Gatorade Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year...Named All-State by the Maine Sunday Telegram...Had high school marks of 42' 3" in the shot put and 121' 6-1/2" in the discus...Led the Tigers to the 1997 Class A State Championship...Team captain as a sophomore, junior and senior...

Personal: Born July 2, 1979...A Political Science major...Daughter of O'Neil and Beverly LaPlante...O'Neil played football at Maine, while Beverly played basketball at Colby College.

LaPlante's Career Bests
Shot Put 43' 1/2" - Discus 121' 6 3/4"


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