Is this a big deal or not? Some apparently are reacting like it is; the key participant doesn't seem to think so. Girls' state champinship track meet, one girl helps another to the finish line (both were out of contention at that point -- but the helper had just won the state 1600 championhip a couple hours earlier). As a dad of three budding athletes, I actually found this touching. I think this is how I'd want my kids to respond. I think. Or, is the point, they were both going to be the two last-place runners, so its No Big Deal?
I guess I can also point out, it IS that state down south, apparently they arent ALL raised by Tressel and Pryor.