Wagner making a mark

Name: Abby Wagner

School: Altoona

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Track and field

Athlete of the week achievement: Wagner placed third in the triple jump (38 feet, 3 1/4 inches) in the New Balance Nationals Indoor Meet in the Emerging Elite division at The Armory in New York City.

Season update: Wagner placed third in the state indoor meet and broke the school indoor triple jump record.

Coach Steve Rhodes’ quote: “This was a great way for Abby to end the indoor season. As the focus shifts outdoors, the confidence she’s gained from states and nationals should help set the stage for a solid senior season.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Sipes

Favorite subject: Broadcasting

Favorite movie: “Despicable Me 2”

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite song: “Classic” by MKTO

Outside interests: Gymnastics, hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Central Michigan

Pro athlete most admired: Allyson Felix

Best athlete I ever competed with: Hannah Mulhern

Best athlete I ever competed against: Chambersburg’s Marshay Ryan

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, John and Deborah

Proudest athletic achievement: Finishing third at nationals in the Emerging Elite division

How I got my start in track and field: “I went out for it in seventh grade because all of my friends were doing it, and I thought it would be fun.”

Future goal: “To medal at outdoor states this year.”