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Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd junior Alaysia Freetly, right, at 2,500 meters, here in stride with Mora freshman Brook Wedin, led the Section 3A champions to second place in her fourth State meet Saturday in Northfield. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Cross Country: LQPV/DB girls 2nd at Class A meet

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NORTHFIELD — It’s not that the Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd cross country program doesn’t have state medals to show for its efforts.


Carrie Tollefson won five straight individual championships 1990-94 (two in Class AA) and Nikki Swenson was twice champion and twice runner-up 2003-06.

But there had never been a team trophy — until 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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