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Billie Carol, a 16-year-old athlete, consistently out-runs all the boys on her high school track team. Her prowess leads to trouble with her boyfriend, Mike Benson, who is ashamed of always losing to a girl, and with her father, who had been running for mayor on a platform of no competition between the sexes. Her father changes his position to a more liberal one after he and Billie are featured in Life magazine, but his opponent, Mayor Davis, still wages a dirty campaign. Mayor Davis, besides involving Billie, makes use of the fact that her unmarried sister Jean is pregnant. Jean reveals that she has been secretly married for a year before the election, and Mr. Carol wins. Billie becomes more feminine and puts on a dress for the first time to go out on a date with Mike.