Bishop Carroll’s Sofia Wendell-Athlete Spotlight-Presented by Old Chicago

Sofia Wendell of Bishop Carroll had really high expectations going into the season, and with a few event changes and lots of time put in over the offseason, Wendell was feeling very confident heading into regional and state week.

“The season went better than I had hoped,” Wendell said. “I originally went in running the 800 and four by eight relay and finished it running the mile, two mile, and the four by eight relay.”

While preparing during the fall and winter seasons, Wendell really only wanted to see herself on the podium at Wichita State.

“I trained a lot harder this winter season and it definitely paid off,” Wendell said. “My goals were to place at state and I did.”

Being a senior, Wendell has many memories to look back on, but one just recently will forever be her favorite.

“My favorite memory is eating watermelon at our last practice,” Wendell said.

Wendell plans to continue running after high school while also going to school.

“My future plans are to go to Washburn University and run track and cross country,” Wendell said.