AOTW: M-S' Roney, Heritage's Sanderson

AOTW: M-S' Roney, Heritage's Sanderson

Andrew Roney
Mahomet-Seymour, Senior
Track and field

Recently: Became the seventh area athlete in history to clear 15 feet in the pole vault, winning the Harold Jester Meet at that height.
In your own words: “I don’t feel like it’s that high yet. I feel like I’m going low. I’m definitely not satisfied — 15 feet is not where I want to be yet.”
I need concert tickets to ... Simple Plan
Next year’s NCAA tournament champ is ... Harvard
Next year I’ll be ... at Harvard. I’m going to be pole-vaulting
I’ll be studying ... economics
In five years ... I want to be running my own business
Do you already hate Yale? Of course. Instantly
I’m dying to see ... “Anchorman 2”
I’m always texting ... my lady
I’m driving ... a 2004 Mazda SUV
I first pole vaulted ... my freshman year. I thought track was a dumb sport, just running around in a circle with no purpose. But I decided to try it out and have been going strong since
My first job ... mowing lawns
My nickname ... A-Ro
Mahomet-Seymour is ... eccentric
Honorable mention: Louis Acklin, St. Joseph-Ogden baseball; Ryan Bott, Oakwood baseball; Kurtis Brown, Champaign Central baseball; Connor Cline, Hoopeston Area baseball; Reis DeSantis, Centennial track and field; Vaughn Gentzler, Paxton-Buckley-Loda track and field; Peter Kim, Centennial tennis; Payton McClure, Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball; Mitch Negangard, Unity baseball; Andrew Scaggs, Centennial tennis; Chase Thurston, Danville baseball; Travis Tressler, St. Thomas More tennis; Mason Wagner, Bismarck-Henning track and field

Stephanie Sanderson
Heritage, Senior
Softball

Recently: Pitched a four-hitter as the Hawks edged Windsor 2-1. She also stole a school-record six bases.
In her own words: “I’m pretty fast. I didn’t know that it was a school record until my boyfriend told me about it.”
Cubs or Cardinals? Cardinals
Are you faster than Jon Jay? Probably not
I’m dying to see ... “42”
I need concert tickets to ... Kid Cudi
I’m driving ... a Grand Am
I’m always texting ... my boyfiend, Conner Grace from Unity
My first job ... detassling
Next year ... I’ll be playing softball at Kankakee Community College
In five years ... I’m interested in becoming a therapist
What’s more fun, softball or cheerleading? Softball. It’s more intense
Heritage High is ... we’ve always had a good program for a lot of sports. They make sure you know your stuff before you move on to the next level
Honorable mention: Kandie Bloch-Jones, Argenta-Oreana track and field; Sadie Elliott, Danville track and field; Bertha Frazier, Centennial track and field; Callan Hay, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman softball; Hannah Houska, Monticello track and field; Emily Kauffman, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond track and field; Kayla Lard, Urbana soccer; Louisette Lukusa, St. Thomas More soccer; Emilie McFadden, Salt Fork softball; Amanda McClain, Sullivan/Okaw Valley track and field; Jodee Ottino, Westville softball; Alison Tarrant, Mahomet-Seymour softball; Amanda Ypya, Paxton-Buckley-Loda softball

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