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STILLWATER — “Amazing but bittersweet …” is how Willmar head coach Jerry Popp described the Class AA Girls True Team State Track and Field Meet on Saturday afternoon.


Senior sprinter Rose Jackson won four events, including revising Willmar’s school long jump record, and 10th-grader Samantha Hanson took first in both the 800 and 1,600 runs.

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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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