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The red-uniformed Willmar girls, from left, Kayla Rudie, Grace Graves, Jessa Hanson, Savannah Anez, Tara Rudie, Sophie Schmitz, Cass Johnson and Samantha Hanson start the Willmar Optimist Invite at Eagle Creek Golf Course on Saturday afternoon in Willmar.

Cross Country: Both Willmar teams finish in top four at 11-team meet

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WILLMAR -- The Willmar girls placed third and the Cardinal boys fourth at the 11-team Optimist Cross Country Invitational Saturday.


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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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