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Bakken finishes second at state

By Staff | May 20, 2011

Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire’s Colton Bakken finished second in the Class 1A shot put Thursday. Photo courtesy Dan Voigt, Emmetsburg Publishing

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.