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It didn't take Brooklyn Blackburn long to transition from the court to the track.

After leading Wauwatosa East to the sectional final in girls basketball, Blackburn helped the Red Raiders girls track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the 23-team Nelson/Daniel Classic on March 18 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater by earning Athlete of the Meet honors.

Tosa East scored 41 points to come in behind Cary-Grove (Ill.) at 59 points, Sussex Hamilton at 47.5 points and defending state runner-up Brookfield East at 44 points.

Blackburn won the 55-meter hurdles in 8.88 seconds and took second in the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 2 inches. She also ran on the 4x200 relay that took fifth in a school-record 1 minute, 52.48 seconds with Tori Bonds, Dominique Evans and Hannah Brooks.

Kacy Fisher was the runner-up in the 800 in 2:27.52 and was 10th in the 1,600 in 5:35.51. Abby Wood placed third in the 400 in 1:01.90 and the Red Raiders came in fourth in the 4x400 relay with Wood, Evans, Brooks and Bonds finishing in 4:17.61.

Tosa East began the indoor portion of its schedule at the Whitefish Bay Triangular on March 17, taking second with 57 points behind the host Blue Dukes (73 points) and ahead of Franklin (22 points).

Andrea Mabie won the 800 in 2:41.10 and the 1,600 in 5:59.13. Blackburn took first in the 55 hurdles in 9.08 seconds and Melina Paul won the 400 in 1:08.91.

Taking second place at Whitefish Bay were Addison Devine in the 55 dash (8.09 seconds), Amara Green in the 400 (1:11.51), Elsa Klein in the 1,600 (6:02.27), Kennedy Carthen in the shot put (29 feet, 9 inches) and Kai Garland in the long jump (13 feet, 11 inches).

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