Synopsis by Brian J. Dillard
Jane (voice of Wendy Hoopes) becomes a track star and learns how the other half lives while a conscience-stricken Daria (voice of Tracy Grandstaff) reluctantly rides on her coattails in this episode of the animated MTV series Daria. Jane's sports career begins as a fluke -- an attempt to spend time with a cute runner named Evan and to prove to surly PE teacher Ms. Morris that not everyone in the Lane family is a slacker. Much to everyone's surprise, though, Jane turns out to be the girl with the golden legs. Winning races soon entitles her to sit out both gym classes and math tests. Daria enjoys sharing the former perk with her friend but finds the idea of grades-for-tropies simply too much to bear. Jane disagrees until Evan launches a savage attack against Daria, at which point the artist/runner realizes the error of her ways (and her affections). When Jane quits the team in protest, however, Ms. Morris threatens to give her a failing grade in PE if she doesn't come back and lead the school to victory. But with her new firsthand knowledge of the special treatment given to athletes like Kevin (voice of Marc Thompson), Jane has more than enough ammo to fire back at her former coach. Threatening to tip off the media to Lawndale's corrupt grading practices, she secures the right to sit out the rest of the season without retaliation. Well, almost -- Jane may not get unfairly flunked, but both she and Daria must suffer the indignity of performing a novel form of exercise for the rest of the semester's gym classes. In short, they have to function as pseudo-cheerleaders.