An act of kindness not soon forgotten

Posted by Andy Durham on September 23, 2011 at 11:21 am under High School | Comments are off for this article

from Scott Fowler at the Charlotte Observer at

Eleven months ago, a spontaneous act of good sportsmanship at a girls’ cross country meet in Salisbury transformed a simple race into something bigger.

The ripples from that moment keep widening. Tonight, in Colorado Springs, Colo., Jenna Huff is scheduled to receive a national sportsmanship award from the U.S. Olympic Committee for what she did for Deb Guthmann.

Jenna is now a high school junior at North Stanly. Deb is a freshman at a small Christian college in Georgia.

They were bound together last Halloween morning at a regional meet, where Jenna trailed Deb for all but the final few yards of the 3.1-mile race.

As the two approached the finish line – behind the race leaders but well ahead of the majority of runners – Deb still led Jenna.

Then something awful happened. Deb’s right hip basically tore apart. She screamed in pain and stopped.

You must read on to see what happened next, an UNREAL Act of Kindness……

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Excellent article/post from Scott Fowler at the Charlotte Observer…..

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