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The Wauwatosa East girls track and field team finished fifth at the Midwest Orthopedic/Wheaton Franciscan 41st annual Lady Spartan Invitational on April 13 at Brookfield East.

Tosa East finished up the week April 16 at Pulaski for the Milwaukee United Relays and had eight top-two finishes.

'Good performances all-around at our first outdoor track meet of the season,' Tosa East coach Glen Gardiner said of the Lady Spartan Invite to begin the week.

Freshman Brooklyn Blackburn led the way again for the Red Raiders. She set a freshman record by winning the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.74 seconds, which is ranked third in the state.

She was also fourth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 49.94, which is ranked 11th in the state.

The 4x200-meter relay team of freshman Abby Wood, senior Kirsten Maxwell, sophomore Melina Paul and sophomore Trinity Mayes placed second in a time of 1 minute, 55.65 seconds.

Junior Andrea Mabie placed third in the 800 run with a personal-best time of 2 minutes, 31.07 seconds.

Junior Janet Fee placed third in the 3,200 with a PR time of 12:56.54, and junior Toni Bonds took third in the long jump with a PR jump of 15 feet, 5 inches.

Junior Katie Gastrau ran an inspired first-ever 800, placing fifth with a time of 2:38.06 in a very competitive race. Abby Wood jumped 14-10 in the long jump and placed fifth.

Kacy Fisher ran an outstanding race in the 1,600, placing sixth (5:37.19) in one of the best competitions of the night with a number of girls ranked in the state in the race.

Zoe Schertz made the finals of the 100 hurdles and placed seventh in a time of 17.69.

Dom Evans placed eighth in the triple jump in a season's best 30-41/2.

Amara Green ran a PR time of 6:00.04 and placed 14th.

Milwaukee United Relays

The Red Raiders had four winners and four second-place finishes as they nipped King, 77-76.

Blackburn (15.65), Schertz (17.42) and Wood (18.41) won the 100-meter hurdles relay, and Wood (51.48), Evans (52.93) and Cyntala Glass (54.95) won the 300 hurdles.

Blackburn ran a 15.65 in her race, which is currently ranked fourth on the state honor roll and lowers her own freshman outdoor school record in the event.

The 4x800 relay took first (10:38.23) behind Green, Alice Farr, Fisher and Fee, and the distance medley was first (14:09.25) with Fisher, Green, Malia Bavuso and Janet Fee

The 4x100 relay was second (54.27) behind Trinity Mayes, Olivia Metz, Neshae Morries-Thurman and Chloe Tome, and the 4x200 relay was second (1:49.01) behind Blackburn, Toni Bonds, Hannah and Wood (ninth in state).

Also taking second was the 4x400 relay (4:13.83) behind Bonds, Brooks, Blackburn and Melina Paul (12th in state).

The 4x1,600 relay took second (24:38.45), with Klein, Cora Vogt, Yvette Danisewicz and Nastia Roeder all running PRs.

'The season is shaping up to be one of the better ones we have had in a long time,' Gardiner said. 'We have numerous entries on the state honor roll list, something to be proud of for sure, but there is more work to be done if we want to get the state meet or set PRs at the end of the season.'