CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - She's the girl who brought a crowd to its feet by helping another runner to hers.
"I was just at the right place at the right time," says West Liberty-Salem's Meghan Vogel.
But last June when Meghan finished the 3,200 meter state finals with Arlington runner Arden McMath leaning on her shoulder, she won the admiration of people across the world.
"I didn't really think it was going to get that much attention and it was really overwhelming at first," Meghan says. "We were on the phone for four hours a night at some points."
But for Meghan, helping Arden across the finish line was no different than stretching before a run. It's just something you're supposed to do.
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"I don't think of it as that big of a deal," Meghan says. "Some people call me a hero. I don't think I'm a hero at all."
The path back to the state track meet hasn't been an easy one for Meghan. She's just getting over a bout with mono.
But she'll head to Columbus with plenty of support.
"I'm really excited for my team because we're sending the most girls to state we've ever sent," Meghan says.
Her teammates won't be the only familiar faces there.
Arden is also back. The two will run together in the 1,600 meter race, a race Meghan won last year.
"I'm really excite," Meghan says. "I hope we both have good days because that'll be fun for the both of us."
One race Meghan won't be running is the one where her sportsmanship won the day, the 3,200 meters.
Instead she'll be watching as Arden gives it another try.
"Cheer for her," Meghan says. "That'll be neat."
During all the interviews and appearances, Meghan and Arden became friends.
This time she'll be supporting Arden with a shout instead of a shoulder.
It may not bring the crowd to its feet, but that was never who Meghan was trying to lift up in the first place.
"Meghan will still contend what she did was not that big of a deal but it touched people's hearts and it made sports what it should be," says Ann Vogel, Meghan's mom and track coach.
The 1,600 meter run with Meghan and Arden in the field will be Saturday morning at 10:15 inside Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
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