Hall of Fame

John R. Bakkensen
Track & Field

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Hall of Fame

Harvard Athletic Achievements

Although the discus was his primary event, John competed in other events when needed in meet situations. He was defeated just once in the discus in four years of dial and tri-meet competition and never lost at the Heptagonal games. He won the ICAAAA title two straight years and set the Harvard and IC4A record in the discus. He also won the discus title at the Penn Relays and placed second in the USTF Meet.