This is a feature about the 2012 Illinois high jump champion from Waterloo that I wrote when he signed with Kentucky. His story comes full circle as the teacher who convinced him to go out for the track team upon entering high school, now retired, measured his record-setting jump attempt at the IHSA state championships.

Kretchmer to high jump at Kentucky: http://www.republictimes.net/kretchmer-to-high-jump-at-kentucky/