2019 Class A Boys Pre-Season Relay Previews


2018 State Champion: Morrison (Nick Allen, Keegan Anderson, Koby Brackemeyer, Nathan Mickley) 8:00.59

Key Teams: Catlin (Salt Fork), Tremont, Urbana University, Taylor Ridge (Rockridge), Morrison, Williamsville, Mackinaw (DeeMack), Elgin (Harvest Christian Academy), Pleasant Plains

Breakdown: This past year was unpredictable as to which team would take the state title. Every relay had the talent and the dedication to claim a state championship, but it was Morrison that stood out from the rest. In the prelim, they shocked the crowd by running a blazingly fast 8:08.43. This time is made even more impressive by the fact that their relay was composed of only sophomores. They followed up this amazing performance with another blazing time of 8:00.59 in order to take the title. It'll be very exciting this season to see how these young runners have improved with time and experience; they may just do something very special. But as always, their defense of the title won't be without contest. There will be many other relays looking to improve and make a bid to become the next state champion. 

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