ROCKFORD – Rockford Lutheran track & field senior jumper Anna Wichmann is the newest 13 WREX Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Rock Valley College.
Wichmann is a three-time state qualifier in the long jump, and can make it four in a row at sectionals this week.
“When I first did track, I was not expecting much,” Wichmann said. “It was a shock my freshman year when I made it to state. Ever since then, it’s been a goal of mine to keep making it to state and make an impact.”
Anna hopes to make an impact at Clemson, where she’ll be on the track team and pursue her biomedical engineering degree.
“I have the hope of making prosthetics for kids and people when I’m older,” she said. “What’s a way of combining helping people with the math and science aspect to it? Making prosthetics for people would be really great and change someone’s life.”
Wichmann will compete in the 1-A Oregon Sectional Friday as she tries to qualify for state.