Lauren Blackburn, state champion in the 100-meter hurdles, has been named to USA Today’s 2009 All USA girls high school track team. Blackburn won the gold medal for 100-meter hurdles in the state 5A championship contest this spring, crossing the finish line in 13.7 seconds. She also won the bronze medal in the 300-meter hurdles.

Blackburn, who is going into her senior at Sunset High School, also has been nominated for Gatorade Player of the Year and was named to the 2009 All State Track and Field team by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.