Willmar freestyle swimmer A.J. Derouin won a close race with Luke Loso of St. Cloud Apollo Thursday at the Willmar Senior High pool. Derouin finished the 200 yard race in 2:007.1 and Loso in 2:00.82. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
Rand MiddletonWest Central Tribune(320) 235-6769 customer supporthttp://www.wctrib.com
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.