Bakken finishes second at state
DES MOINES – Colten Bakken finished solidly in second place in the Class 1A shot put on Thursday.
The Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire senior threw 55 feet, 4 1/2 inches and had three other throws that exceeded 52 feet.
Madrid’s Eric Simmons won the event with a throw of 58 feet, 11 inches.
Third place finished 5 feet behind Bakken as North Burtler’s Casey Krull threw 50 feet, 6 1/4 inches.
Bakken is GT/RA’s lone state qualifier in the first year of Graettinger-Terril and Ruthven-Ayrshire schools sharing track and field.