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Bakken Places Second At State Meet

By Staff | May 26, 2011

DES?MOINES – Even though the Ruthven-Ayrshire/Graettinger/Terril track team sent just one entry to the 2011 State Track and Field Championships, they earned a medal in the process.

Senior Colton Bakken competed Thursday afternoon in the Class 1A Shot Put, and came away with a second place overall finish. Bakken threw a whopping 55’4.5″ in the preliminary round to move into the finals.

In the final round, Bakken threw 53’4″ and scratched before making a final throw of 49’6/75″, but his preliminary throw would be good enough to earn the senior second place overall. Bakken took second behind Eric Simmons of Madrid, who uncorked a 58’11” throw in the finals to win the gold medal.