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6-06-12

Wednesday, and a bright sunny skies. Good thing I listened tothe forecast and closed all the windows at the house. Should be nice and stuffy when we get home tonight.

Don't forget that tomorrow is Party with the Pack at the Penalty Box. All the info is here "Click This". Decorate your vehicle and join our Packer Parade. We will meet at the Eagle River Depot at 4:30 and will be on our way at 5pm.

Join us for a Great night.

OK, most have seen and heard of this by now, but if you did not, here is a truely special young lady.

Meghan Vogel, a high school junior, became her school’s first track champion in 20 years when she won the 1,600-meter race at the Ohio Division III state track meet Saturday in Columbus.
 
But her last-place finish in the 3,200 is the one that’s going to be remembered because of a touching display of sportsmanship.

The West Liberty-Salem runner, who earlier won the 1,600, was running out of gas and at the back of the pack when she noticed Arden McMath, an Arlington High sophomore, collapsing. Vogel stopped and helped her cross the finish line, even though it meant that McMath finished 14th and Vogel 15th.
 
“I was coming around the turn and I had probably 100 meters left and she was 50 meters in front of me and I saw her fall,” Vogel said, “I just didn't think twice about it. I knew I was going to pick her up and help her out. If you work to get to the state meet, you deserve to finish no matter who you are. I was going to make that happen for her no matter what.”
 
McMath said she was surprised to see Vogel pick her up. “I just couldn’t believe she’d done that for me.” “We’re all in it together as distance runners. Everyone is trying to do their best. It’s a lot harder on your body than a lot of the other races.”


Wow! Her parents should be very proud. Take a look at the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=irs9XP2bplE


That will truely inspire anyone.

Later

Wolf


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