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Heath Hotzler, Published May 22 2009

ND STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET: Mears wins 1,600

BISMARCK - West Fargo freshman Alissa Mears captured her second-consecutive victory in the girls 1,600-meter run Friday at the North Dakota Class A state track and field meet at the Community Bowl.

Mears finished with a season-best time of 5 minutes, 7.08 seconds. Minot's Brecca Wahlund was second at 5:09.15 and Dickinson's Dakota Wolf was third at 5:10.01.

West Fargo junior Ellie Grooters also set a Class A state meet record with a time of 43.25 in the 300 hurdles preliminaries.

The previous record of 43.30 was set in 2002 by Minot's DaNae Carlson.

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