Div III State Track

High School Runner Carries Opponent Across Finish Line

In an amazing act of kindness, Meghan Vogel, who had earlier won the girl's Ohio Division III champ in the 1600 meters, stopped to help a collapsed Arden McMath during her 3200 race. Meghan was finishing the 3200 meters in last place when she noticed a fallen competitor. Arden had collapsed with the final meters of the race and instead of going around to finish Meghan stopped and literally carried Arden through the finish line, pushing her ahead to finish before her. An amazing display of sportsmanship, compassion and kindness.

Meghan was chosen to be honored at the 2012 National Sportsmanship Award for her act of kindness.


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