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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Coming off the bridge early in the four-mile race in the lead group are, from left, Jamie Martinez (eighth place), Connor Haugen (second place), Thomas Seifert (third place) and overall champion Ian Thompson.

Thompson, Sik first of 440 in 20th Foot Lake 4


WILLMAR — Highlight of the 20th annual Foot Lake 4 through Robbins Island on Saturday morning:

n Tracy Sik, 44, of Willmar won the women’s division a second year in a row, paring 11 seconds from her winning time of a year ago, down to 26:44. She has won all four Glacial Lakes races in 2014 — the Frozen 5k, the Red Beard 6k and the Memorial/Law Day 5k. She’s the fifth two-time women’s champion.

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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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