Class 2A Boys State Championship Preview: Mahomet-Seymour Vs. Normal U High

Maple Park (Kaneland) senior Matthew Richtman has been undervalued this season.

Date: 11/4/2017
Location: Detweiller Park; Peoria, IL
Course: 3.0 miles
Race Times: 12pm
Awards ceremonies: 1pm
Weather forecast: It should be substantially warmer with the air temperature at its peak of 50F. Look for cloudy skies and a 60% of precipitation
Media coverage: Live updates all meet day long beginning at 8am via You can follow us on twitter at @milesplitil #IHSAXC17
FLO 50 Rankings: final regular season

The qualifying teams: #1 Normal (University), #2 Mahomet-Seymour, #3 Chatham-Glenwood, #4 Riverside-Brookfield, #5 Springfield, #6 Sycamore, #7 Maple Park (Kaneland), #12 Danville, #13 Bloomington, #14 Waterloo, #15 Deerfield, #16 Lansing (Illiana Christian), #18 Washington, #19 Normal West, #20 Darien (Hinsdale South), #25 Arlington Heights (St. Viator); Bensenville (Fenton), Burlington Central, Chicago (Marist), Chicago Mather, Chicago Payton, Crystal Lake Central, Hampshire

Opening thoughts: Who said the sectional round was a "qualifying round" for the state championship? There were plenty of so-called upsets which included a number of top ranked teams. But the post-season is more than rankings those who were supposed to advance will now be spectators. Of the 25 ranked teams only 16 advanced to state. While there are teams who peaked at the right team, it is readily known that Normal U High and Mahomet-Seymour are the uniamous choices for the first two spots. But it will be interesting to see where the next five teams who seem to be matched evenly falls in line.