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story.lead_photo.caption Calvary Lutheran's Maddie Homfeldt makes a turn toward the straightaway last Saturday in the 1,600-meter run at the Class 1 Sectional 1 meet in Mokane. Photo by Jason Strickland / News Tribune.

It'll be a busy day for the Calvary Lutheran track and field teams.

The Calvary boys and girls teams will each compete in six events today in the Class 1 state track and field championships at Adkins Stadium.

"They've done a good job of staying focused, staying on task, doing what I've asked at practice to help get them prepared and stay healthy," Calvary track and field coach Kerri Morris said.

The day will begin with Maddie Homfeldt running in the girls 3,200-meter run at 10 a.m. and Kyle Hagemeyer racing in the same event on the boys side at 10:30 a.m.

"I think they've done really well making the adjustment into the two-mile," Morris said of the sophomores.

Homfeldt will also run at noon with Sydney Morris, Baileigh Morris and Madelyn Goodson in the 4x800-meter relay.

"We've done a lot of work this week on pack running and how to get out and not get caught in," Kerri Morris said.

Homfeldt will wrap up her meet with the 1,600-meter run, which start at 2:30 p.m.

Sydney Morris will also throw in the discus at 11 a.m. and the shot out at 3 p.m.

"She's thrown pretty amazing for a freshman," Kerri Morris said.

Making her second state meet appearance but first in the javelin, which begins at 1 p.m., is Baileigh Morris.

"They've both shown a lot of growth," Morris said of the throwers. "I think maturity is a big part of it. It means a lot for Baileigh in her senior year to get to this point."

The Calvary boys will stick to the running events. Hagemeyer, Jaxson Jobe, Cole Going and Grant Going will run in the 4x800 at 12:30 p.m., with Jobe getting the first leg and Hagemeyer running the third leg to allow him extra rest between events.

"I'm resting him as long as I can," Morris said of Hagemeyer. " Jaxson Jobe has really stepped up and handled starting that race well."

Jobe and Hagemeyer will run in the 1,600 at 2:50 p.m.

"Jaxson might surprise people with what he's capable of doing," Morris said of the freshman.

Calvary's 4x100 squad of Josh Thieme, Samuel Schnitzler, Gage Pavely and Matthew Johnson took the fourth and final qualifying spot by about a tenth of a second last week at sectionals. They'll run at 3:25 p.m.

"I could read his face, 'I'm just kind of sad this is probably my last race,'" Morris said of Thieme, a senior. "So when they took fourth and moved on I was so excited for him."

Grant Going adds an individual event for the Lions in the 800-meter run, which fires off at 4:50 p.m.

Jobe, Isaiah Barg, Cole Going and Grant Going will compete in the 4x400 at 6 p.m.

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