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Dr. Phillips' Bridget Blake is the girls track athlete of the year - OrlandoSentinel.com

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DistancePreps.com - The Future Runs Now   on May 22 2012, 11:52 PM

All-area girls track: Competitive fire fuels Dr. Phillips' Bridget Blake

For the second time, Bridget Blake won Class 4A state titles in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters

Bridget Blake's older sister inspired her to be a distance runner.

That surprises Olivia, who didn't realize the impact she had on Bridget. Although she advanced to a region track meet as a senior at Freeedom, running isn't something Olivia enjoys.

As a soccer player at Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, Olivia considers running a necessary evil for conditioning.

"There are days she'll just say, 'I'm going to go run eight miles,' and I am like, 'OK, you go do that,' " Olivia said.

Bridget, the All-Central Florida girls track and field Athlete of the Year, swept the 1,600- and 3,200-meter state titles for the second year in a row.

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