Sheila Plunkett
Sheila Plunkett
Year: SR
Hometown: Jenkintown, Pa.
High School: Saint Basil Academy
Events: Throws
Major: Public Relations

Personal Bests

  • Outdoor
    • Discus: 128' 6" (2016-17 at Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational)
    • Javelin: 66' 9" (2015-16 at Black & Gold Invitational)
    • Hammer: 134' 1" (2016-17 at Black & Gold Invitational)
    • Shot Put: 35' 8.75" (2016-17 at Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational)
  • Indoor
    • Shot Put: 43' 11.75" (2017-18 at Sorlien Memorial Invitational)
    • Weight Throw: 42' 3.5" (2016-17 at Brown Alden Invitational)

2017-18

  • Outdoor:
    • Finished fourth in the discus (123' 1") at the Holy Cross Invitational.
    • Finished 11th in the discus (110' 11") at the UConn Northeast Challenge.
    • Finished 10th in the shot put (32' 9.75") and 10th in the discus (100' 4") at the Minutemen Invitational. 
    • Finished fifth in the discus (128' 4") and 11th in the shot put (32' 7.75") at the Black & Gold Invitational. 
  • Indoor:
    • Finished 37th in the shot put (34' 7.75") at the John Thomas Terrier Classic.
    • Finished 14th in the shot put (43' 11.75") at the Sorlien Memorial Invitational.
    • Finished 20th in the shot put (33' 8.75") at the Beantown Challenge.
    • Finished sixth in the shotput (38' 5") at the Brown University Alden Invitational.

2016-17

  • Outdoor:
    • Finished 19th in the discus (117’) at the New England Championship.
    • Finished ninth in the discus, (130’ 9”) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Finished fourth in the discus (128’ 6”), 10th in the hammer (122’ 8”) and 12th in the shot put (35’ 8.75”) at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational.
    • Finished fifth in the discus (118’ 9”), eighth in the hammer (129’ 10”) and seventh in the shot put (35’ 3”) at the Holy Cross Invitational. 
    • Finished seventh in the discus (125’ 5”) and 15th in the hammer (127’ 5”) at the UConn Northeast Challenge.
    • Finished fifth in the discus (119’), ninth in the hammer (122’ 10”) and eighth in the shot put (34’ 0.75”) at the UMass Quad Invitational.
    • Finished fifth in the discus (120’ 8”), sixth in the hammer (134’ 1”) and ninth in the shot put (34’ 5.5”) at the Black & Gold Invitational.
    • Finished sixth in the discus, (115’ 1”), 11th in the hammer (121' 8") and 11th in the shot put (34’ 5.5”) at the BSU Bears Invitational.
  • Indoor:
    • Finished 15th in the shot put (34’ 5”) and 20th in the weight throw (41’ 6.5”) at the URI Coaches Invitational.
    • Finished 11th in the weight throw (40’) at the Sorlien Memorial Invitational.
    • Finished 17th in the weight throw (40') at the Beantown Challenge.
    • Finished ninth in the shot put (33' 7.25") and ninth in the weight throw (42' 3.5") at the Brown University Alden Invitational.

2015-16

  • Outdoor:
    • Finished 15th in the discus (119' 3") at the New England Championship.
    • Finished 15th in the discus (116' 9") at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Placed third in the discus (119' 1") and seventh in the hammer (121' 3") at the Stonehill Invitational.
    • Finished seventh in the discus (117' 1") and 10th in the shot put (34' 4.75") at the George Davis Invitational.
    • Finished 11th in the discus (125' 10") and 20th in the hammer (119' 5") at the UConn Northeast Challenge.
    • Finished fourth in the discus (116' 1"), 10th in the javelin (66' 9"), eighth in the hammer (110' 10") and fourth in the shot put (33' 4.75") at the Black & Gold Invitational.
  • Indoor:
    • Finished 17th in the shot put, (35' 3") at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Finished 42nd in the shot put (33' 1.25") and 50th in the weight throw (35' 3.25") at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational.
    • Finished 16th in the shot put (35' 5") and 23rd in the weight throw (41' 8.75") at the URI Coaches Invitational.
    • Finished 42nd in shot put (34' 5.75") at the John Thomas Terrier Classic.
    • Placed third in the shot put (35' 10.75") and eighth in the weight throw (38' 4.25") at the Sorlien Memorial Invitational.
    • Finished eighth in the shot put (35' 10") and 13th in the weight throw (37' 9.5") at the Brown University Alden Invitational. 

High School

  • Attended Saint Basil Academy.
  • Was a four-year member of the track and field and volleyball teams.
  • Competed in every track & field meet for four years.
  • Scored at least 15 points in each of her events as a senior.
  • Was a two-time AACA track and field discus champion, a three-time District 1 shotput champion, a two-time District 1 discus champion, and an All-Academy selection for track and field.
  • Set an SBA school record for shot put and discus throws. 

Personal

  • Chose URI because of the track and field team and the campus community.