During the ACC women’s cross country championship on Friday in Cary, N.C., sportsmanship was truly demonstrated at its finest.
About 20 yards before the finish line, Boston College runner Madeline Adams fell to the ground exhausted right before concluding the race.
Clemson’s Evie Tate came to Adams’ side and tried to assist her in finishing the race. As Louisville’s Rachel Pease came running down during her final push, she also stopped to help Adams, grabbing the left side of her body to assist Tate.
The pair then helped Adams eventually cross the finish line and received hugs from some of Adams' Boston College teammates.
True Sportsmanship: @ClemsonTrackXC & @UofLTrackXC members help injured runner cross the finish line during Championship race#ACCFamily pic.twitter.com/zDWkeCclJi— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) October 28, 2016
The N.C. State Wolfpack won the women's ACC cross country title on Friday, marking the women's 22nd and the program's 38th ACC title – the most of any school in the conference.
YOUR 2016 #ACCXC CHAMPIONS! #STATEment pic.twitter.com/JBu1Snpub9— Wolfpack XC (@PackXC) October 28, 2016
The women's cross country championship will be held on Nov. 19 in Terre Haute, Indiana.