By: Evan Jankens

Sportsmanship in running must be dead.

At least that appears to be the case in Northfield, Minnesota during a recent track meet where two runners helped another runner cross the finish line.

The problem with that is that it’s apparently against Minnesota high school rules for one runner to help another cross the finish line.

Officials said they feel bad, but rules are rules.

According to, this is what led to the girls’ actions:

“I saw her fall and it’s 50 meters away from the finish. And I was like, ‘I couldn’t leave her there.’ We crossed the finish line and she was like, ‘thank you’, and I’m like, ‘no problem’. I wouldn’t want to be left out there if it was me, so I just thought of myself there too. So, just to be a friend, a friend of a runner I guess,” Tierney Winter said.

Should these rules be reconsidered?


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