Mears wins state cross country title
It wasn't some racer's instinct that told Packer freshman Alissa Mears that she had only a slim lead at the state cross country meet last Saturday.
It was her mother. Julie Mears yelled to Alissa with about 800 meters to go in the race that runners were only a few seconds behind her, but like so many times before this year, Alissa fought off her competition and won the race. It was her 11th victory in 11 races this year - the completion of a perfect season.
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