High School Runner Carries Opponent Across Finish Line
As Meghan Vogel turned for home during Saturday‚Äôs Ohio Division III girls state meet, she was in last place in the 3,200-meter race with no hope of finishing anywhere near the top. But her last-place finish became the most memorable part of the meet.
With 20 meters to go, Vogel, a junior at West Liberty-Salem High School in Urbana, was about to pass Arden McMath, a sophoomore from Arlington High School, when McMath collapsed on the track. Rather than continue running, Vogel helped McMath to her feet, placed McMath‚Äôs arm around her shoulders and carried her across the finish line.
‚ÄúAny girl on the track would have done the same for me,‚ÄĚ Vogel told ESPN....