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The Sprint Women’s U-35 wave sprints off the beach in front of Zorbaz to start the quarter-mile swim in Green Lake. Nearest camera is age-group winner Claire Larson, 18, of West Des Moines, Iowa. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.

Triathlon: Green Lake tri’s time of transition


SPICER — The 10th annual Green Lake Triathlon was a time for transition. Dave Baker made clear (earlier) he was stepping down after 10 years as race director of “Minnesota’s Most Family Friendly (Triathlon) Weekend.”

He announced that Dan Hubbard would be taking over. Hubbard and his wife Janine, operate On the Run promotions in Spicer. Hubbard is also board president of the Glacial Ridge Championship Running Series, a non-profit.

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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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