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Willmar is sending these six swimmers to the Class A meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis starting with preliminaries on Tuesday. From left, the 200 medley relay team of Miranda Kuchta, Kennedy Holwerda, Alycia Holwerda and McKenna Olson; 400 freestyle relay members Marin Fischer and Anna Backes. The Holwerda sisters will also swim in individual events. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Girls Swimming & Diving: 6 Cardinals, 4 Dragons ready for state meet

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With a bow to Duluth-born Bob Dylan “The Times They Are a-Changin” … downward.

At the Section 3A girls meet at Willmar’s 8-lane tank last Saturday, pool and section standards were lowered in 8 of the 11 swimming events.


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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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