Kayla Samuel, Teen Runner, Is The Ultimate Role Model For All Athletes (VIDEO)

Maryn Valliancourt was determined to finish her high school cross country race, despite spraining her ankle mid-run. And the teen did -- thanks to an astonishingly selfless runner on a competing team, who stopped during the race to help Valliancourt.

According to NBC Connecticut, Achievement First Amistad High School student Kayla Samuel saw Valliancourt towards the end of the Manchester, Conn race and took her arm so she could walk.

"I didn't want to just give up and just stay there," Valliancourt told NBC Connecticut. "I wanted to at least finish for my coach." Watch in the video above.

Not only did the Sacred Heart High School junior finish the race, but Samuel even allowed her opponent to beat her at the finish line.

In other inspiring acts of sportsmanship, in February, Mitchell Marcus, a special needs student from Texas, was given the opportunity to score a basket in the final game of the season after the opposing team handed over the ball.

"I was so happy then," Marcus told NBC Southwest station KTSM. "It made my night."

Similarly, Travis Krages, a 15-year-old with cerebral palsy, had a dream become reality earlier this month when he helped his high school football team win the big game. With a little help from his teammates, the teen scored a touchdown after being pushed to the end zone in his wheelchair, while both teams and spectators cheered.

What other teen athletes have inspired you? Tell us in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen.



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