1. Katelynne Hart (Jr., Glen Ellyn [Glenbard West]) -
It was "easy money" for the queen of Illinois distance running in her true season opener. Hart got it started early at the Lake Park "Harvey Braus" Invite. I watched her start the race out rather chill for the first 400 or so as if she was wanted to pace her teammates. But since no one wanted to be near her she turned on the turbo jets ran away from the competition. The first mile was 5:20 and then Hart checked back and saw that things were in control. I believe she ran a hard threshold run for two miles and then throttled back in anticipation for the upcoming weekend. It will be full steam ahead for in Peoria; next is Peoria Notre Dame Richard Spring Invitational.