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UPDATE: Vogel receives national sportsmanship award

Meghan Vogel received her biggest award yet for her incredible act of sportsmanship at last year’s state track and field meet.

Last weekend, the St. Louis Sports Commission honored Vogel with the 2012 National Sportsmanship Award at the Edward Jones Auditorium in St. Louis. The award program recognizes the most inspiring stories of sportsmanship from around the country.

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West Liberty-Salem’s Meghan Vogel, center, received the 2012 National Sportsmanship Award from the St. Louis Sports Commission at an awards event Saturday in St. Louis. At left, is Maryville University President Marc Lombardi and at right is former Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee. (Submitted Photo)

The West Liberty-Salem star won a state championship in the 1,600-meter race last spring. Vogel later competed in the 3,200. With 20 meters left in the race, Arlington’s Arden McMath collapsed on the track in front of Vogel, who stopped and carried McMath to the finish line.

The video of the moment received national attention and became a viral sensation. Vogel has been recognized and honored by several organizations.

A complete list of the 2012 National Sportsmanship Award recipients and their stories can be found at http://www.stlsports.org/awards/2012_bios.php#Vogel

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