James Morris wins Solon Beef Days hay bale toss

Shelby Gunnells crowned champion of women's division

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The Gazette

SOLON — James Morris just earned some major bragging rights.

The former Iowa linebacker and Solon alumnus took home top honors at the popular Solon Beef Days hay bale toss Friday night, defeating competition that included Hawkeye linemen with a throw that cleared 13 feet.

Another former Spartan claimed the women’s award. Shelby Gunnells, a two-time Class 3A shot put state champion who now competes for North Dakota State, defended her title.

Click on the slideshowabove for Solon Beef Days photos, including scenes from the hay bale toss.

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