Cody Carpentier tosses the shot put at the State Track Meet. Photos by Kelli Baker
By Kellie Baker
Last Friday and Saturday was the State Track Meet at Hamline University. Hayfield's state participant was junior, Cody Carpentier, who made it in the shot put and discus. This was the first time Carpentier has made it to the State Meet.
On Friday afternoon, he competed in the shot put. His throws were 46-01.5, 41-05.25, and 45-11.75. The winning distance was 56-11.50 from Chatfield's Jayme LaPlante.
On Saturday afternoon, Carpentier went onto finals placing 4th in the discus. His marks included 158-09, 145-10, 140-08, and 150-04. Winning the discus was once again LaPlante from Chatfield with a distance of 162-08.
Carpentier ended his track and field season ranked 4th at State and that is what he accomplished. It was a great way to end a very successful season. He's already looking forward to being back at State next year!
Thank you for everyone that took time out of their busy weekend to come support Cody at the State Meet. It was nice to have all your support!