High School Track Star Helps Injured Competitor Cross Finish Line

There’s hope. Ohio high school junior Meghan Vogel instantly became the poster girl for sportsmanship and all around decency when, instead of stepping over an injured competitor on the track, she put the wounded young woman’s arm around her shoulder and they crossed the finish line together.

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In this Saturday, June 2, 2012 photo, Meghan Vogel of West Liberty-Salem, right, helps Arden McMath of Arlington to the finish line after McMath collapsed yards short in the DIII 3200 meter finals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association state track meet at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus. Vogel had won an earlier race but was in last place in the 3,200-meter run as she caught up to McMath, whose body was giving out. Instead of zipping past McMath to avoid the last-place finish, Vogel put McMath’s arm around her shoulders, dragged her the final 20 meters and pushed her competitor over the finish line before crossing it.

Piqua Daily Call, Mike Ullery / AP
Piqua Daily Call, Mike Ullery / AP
Piqua Daily Call, Mike Ullery / AP

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