West Liberty-Salem High School junior Meghan Vogel was the surprise winner in the Division III girls 1,600 meters in the finals of the state track meet at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Stadium.
It was what she did in the subsequent 3,200 meter race, however, that earned her a standing ovation from the crowd:
Within 20 feet of the finish line, Arden McMath, a sophomore from Arlington High School, collapsed in front of Vogel. Rather than run by her, Vogel helped McMath to her feet and helped her across the finish line. Vogel made sure McMath crossed the finish line first because she had been ahead of her.
It seems doubtful that you’ll ever see Vogel hanging out among the whiners and vandals of the “occupie” crybabies. She’s made of stronger stuff, and exemplifies the values of the true America.