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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Showing maximum effort, Central Minnesota Christian School senior Dani Wubben used her top-seeded status as a jumping-off point to win the long jump for the second time in three years at the Minnesota State Track and Field Meet Friday at Hamline University. Wubben won gold with a pit pass of 17 feet, 1.25 inches. The Class A meet continues at 3:30 p.m. today at Hamline’s Klas Field.

State Track: Championships are family matter for CMCS’ Wubbens

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ST. PAUL — Dani Wubben carried on a family tradition Friday at the Class A Track and Field meet at sun-splashed Klas Field.

The Central Minnesota Christian School senior closed out her high-school career by winning her second long jump gold medal in three springs with a winning traverse of the sand pit of 17 feet, 1.25 inches. That gave her a one-inch margin over runner-up Aimee Allen of Mesabi East (17-00.25).

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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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