Three students from Germantown and one from West Philadelphia saved a woman from a burning building yesterday afternoon after they saw smoke coming from the house during a track meet. They sprinted to the house and heard the woman inside.

Germantown team member Dwyne Hall says the teens heard a woman yelling for help when they got to the house and found her on the first floor, planning to go upstairs to find her kittens. He says three athletes from Germantown and one from West Philadelphia talked her out of it and guided her outside. Hall says the woman was wearing only undergarments, so one boy gave her his sweat pants and another his sweat shirt.

I am glad that the students were able to talk the woman into leaving the house, and that none of them got hurt.