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The Willmar Cardinals Medley-Relay qualified for the Class A State Meet by going under the State Entry time in the opening race of the Section 3A Swimming and Diving Meet at Willmar High School on Saturday.

Willmar, Litchfield swimmers gain State


WILLMAR  — The Willmar Cardinals will send two relays teams the the Minnesota state swimming and diving meet while sisters Kennedy and Alycia Holwerda also advance in individual events after a big day in their home pool.

The Litchfield Dragons, too, swam large at the Section 3A finals on Saturday. Senior Marissa Warren won the butterfly and placed second in the backstroke and will also swim on the Dragons’ qualifying 200-medley relay team.

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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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