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Track meet sportsmanship goes viral

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Credit: Jeremy Freese Credit: Jeremy Freese
In the last meet of the season, students from around Iowa work to give it their all.

And in a sport that focuses on speed, one student takes the concept "acting fast" to heart.

"I never thought anything like this would happen to me," said Dowling Catholic student Jack Fink.

During a 3200 meter race, Linn-Mar student Ryan Murphy lost his footing and tripped just 25 yards away from the finish line.

Dowling Catholic student Jack Fink saw what happened, and made a split-second decision.

"I saw he had fallen and at that point I just immediately slowed down and let him get up and finish on his own," said Fink.

Fink's act wasn't only noble, it was game changing.

Fink's move put him in ninth place, losing an opportunity to win a point for his team,

That ultimately put his team in third place overall, just one point shy of Linn-Mar.

"I was kind of disappointed, but at the same time I was glad i was able to do what I did and I didn't regret it," said Fink.

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