Ohio Teen Runner Helps Carry Competitor to Finish

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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A western Ohio high school runner is being praised for her sportsmanship after helping a struggling competitor finish their race at the state track meet.

Meghan Vogel of West Liberty-Salem High School had won an
earlier race but was in last place in the 3,200-meter run Saturday
as she caught up to Arlington sophomore Arden McMath, whose body
was giving out. Instead of zipping past McMath to avoid the
last-place finish, Vogel decided to help. She put McMath's arm
around her shoulders, dragged her the final 20 meters and pushed
her competitor over the finish line before crossing it.

Vogel said she's humbled by the supportive messages she's since received from friends and strangers.

Vogel says she believes other distance runners would've done the
same thing.

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