Salute to Seniors: Amanda Dean, Mortimer Jordan

Amanda Dean 

What was your most memorable meet?
2013 5A State Track meet. 
Where did you face your biggest competition?
Girls 5A State 2013.
Out of all your high school accomplishments which stand out the most?
It would have to be between winning two state championships and two silver medals in the same day, and coming in 4th in the 2012 State Heptathlon!
If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school? 
I wouldn’t change anything. I believe what I have experienced the last four years of running was all meant to happen. It all led me to where I am today! 
What were the most difficult obstacles you had to over come?
What will you miss the most?
I will miss the fellowship between my friends and coaches. They were all like family to me! 
Do you have any advice for younger athletes? 
My advice is that they should never stop believing in themselves. If they set their heart and mind to do something, they will have the ability to achieve it! 
What are your post-highschool or college plans? 
I’ve accepted a Track & Field Scholarship to the University of Montevallo. 
Who would you like to say thank you to? 
I’d like to thank Coach Todd Keeney. Before I met coach, I had never stepped foot on a track! He convinced me my freshman year to run. And neither of us knew how far I’d go at that point.  He saw potential in me though. I’ve never met such a loving coach as him!  He’s inspired me to want to be a coach, and give kids like me the compassion he’s shown the past four years. He has such a passion to coach! He’s the best coach I’ve ever had. I’d like to thank him for helping reach my goals and pushing me to my physical limits!