High School Runner Carries Opponent Across Finish Line
As Meghan Vogel turned for home during Saturdayâ€™s 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 McMathâ€™s arm around her shoulders and carried her across the finish line.
â€śAny girl on the track would have done the same for me,â€ť Vogel told ESPN....