Charlene Harber, Astoria High School's outstanding track athlete. showed true sportsmanship at the first day of the Cowapa League Championships. Early in the long jump competition Charlene unleashed a tremendous leap. As the official was marking the distance Harber pointed to where she had grazed the sand with her left hand quite some distance back of where her feet had landed. She could have easily walked away and said nothing.

In a time when so many will win at any cost, Harber showed the true spirit of competition. I take my hat off to Charlene. She is a role model for all of us.

Neil Branson

Seaside track coach