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Willmar freshman Sophie Schmitz qualifies for State track

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.

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.

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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