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Willmar freshman Sophie Schmitz qualifies for State track

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Sophie Schmitz won the Section 8-AA  400-meter dash on Saturday in Thief River Falls in a Willmar school-record time of 58.49. The Cardinal freshman earlier won the Central Lakes Conference 400 title and the same event in prelims at Cold Spring.

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She was the lone qualifier for the Cardinals, who were unable overall to match 15 personal-bests in Wednesday’s qualifier. Best finishes outside Schmitz first-place run were a pair of third places by the boy 4x100 and 4x200 relays.

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Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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