|College:||Acad. of Physical Ed. (Warsaw, Poland)|
Anna has been a highly-decorated athlete in her track and field career, and that excellence has carried over to her coaching. She was an Olympian for her native Poland in the long jump, finishing fourth in the 1980 Olympic Games. She has won world championships in both the long jump and triple jump in her career and is currently still the Polish national record holder in the indoor long jump. She won five straight Polish national long jump championships and was ranked in the international top-10 in long jump four times from 1980 to 1984.
Wlodarczyk continues to compete internationally, winning five gold medals at the World Masters Championships in Puerto Rico in 2003 and adding another in the 80-meter hurdles in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2005. After an eight-year abscence, Wlodarczyk returned to compete at the World Masters Championships in Sacramento in July of 2011. She took second and brought home a silver medal in the triple jump with a reult of 9.50 meters in the 60-64 age group.
During the summer of 2010, Wlodarczyk took first at the Polish Masters Track & Field Championships in the long jump in Torun, Poland and was honored with a lifetime achievement award. Later that summer she captured two more gold medals at the Oceania Masters Athletics Championships in Tahiti.
In 2006, Wlodarczyk experienced the thrill of returning to compete in her native Poland, claiming two golds and one silver medal at the European Veterans Athletics Championships in Poznan. Her 10.18-meters mark in the triple jump set a new European record in the Women's 55-59 age group.
Since joining the Chapman coaching staff in 1993 as the women's cross-country and track coach, she has enjoyed more and more success each season. Over the past five seasons Chapman's track athletes have set eight new school records and a handful of cross country runners have qualified for the West Regionals each season. She has a Ph.D. in Physical Education from the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland and currently resides in Orange.