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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Early on Montevideo's Zac Enevoldsen (30) and Ryan Maroney and Willmar Community Christian's Ben Burgett (57) were on pace at about 600 meters.

Prep cross country: Willmar 'Middle School' 10th at AA; Ramirez, Burgett top area in A

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NORTHFIELD -- The cross country state meet is a season-ending celebration as much as an athletic event.

The competitors from upwards of 200 high schools, their coaches, family, friends and loyal fans gather on the west edge of Northfield to close the fall running season. In no other sport do fans cheer as loud for the 175th finisher in each race as for the leaders.


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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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