Wendy’s and 580 WIBW are proud to celebrate standout achievements in prep sports in the city of Topeka by naming our Athletes of the Week each week.

This week, we recognize Seaman junior tennis player Pietro Perego and Washburn Rural senior swimmer Kristen Wolf.

Perego, an exchange student from Italy, debuted in style for the Vikings last week with a number-1 singles victory at the Washburn Rural Too Big Invitational. He won his championship match by an 8-0 score and dropped just two games all day. Perego also ran cross country for the Vikings in the fall. We spoke to Pietro about coming to Topeka, his professional tennis dreams, what he misses most about home, and much more.

Pietro Perego – Seaman tennis

Wolf claimed first place in the 200 freestyle and helped the 200 medley relay team place first at the Topeka Invitational last week. She also took second place in the 100 breaststroke. She was an all-city swimmer last season and helped the Junior Blues claim city and league championships. She is committed to swim in college at CSU-Pueblo. We spoke to Kristen about her knack for the breaststroke, her goals for the season, her college choice, and more.

Kristen Wolf – Washburn Rural swimming