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Josie Lilja with gold medal in pole vault at the Class A State Track and Field meet on Saturday at Hamline University

State Track: Lilja wins gold, Zylstra 3rd, Hoeft double up again

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To the misfortune of the Class AA contestants and fans, it rained all of Saturday morning in the Capital City.

But shortly after noon, the rain gave way to gray sky in in plenty of time for the mid-afternoon start of the Class A meet.

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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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