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State Track Meet always on Kalander's calender

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Holmen, WI (WXOW) -

Hundreds of athletes are making their way into La Crosse Thursday for the WIAA State Track and Field Meet.

Some will be competing for the first time at State, some are returning.

Each has their own unique story.

One of them is Holmen's Mason Kalander.

Kalander has qualified for state in all four years of her high school career.

This year she made it in the 400 and 800 meters after competing in the 1600 her first two seasons.

She's put together an impressive four-year run.

"When I qualified the first and second year I was like 'OK, this is cool.'  Once I qualified my third year I was like 'OK, I want to make it four years in a row.  That would be pretty cool.'  So this year I just focused on making that my goal," Kalander said.
"Just super-excited to see her make it for a fourth year in a row.  That's pretty rare.  There's not too many athletes that get to go four years in a row.  She's a tireless worker.  She listens to her coaches.  She does everything we ask her to do.  If there's something new we want her to try she's always open to it," said Holmen girls track coach Chad Wedan.

The State Meet starts Friday morning at 9:30 with Division 1 athletes competing first.

The at 3:00 PM Divisions 2 and 3 will begin their competition at the Veterans Memorial Sports Complex.

Competition in all three divisions wraps up Saturday.

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