2019 State Champion: Nariah Parks (Jr., Belleville [Althoff Catholic]) 58.07
Key Returners: Parks, Katie Cox (So., Pittsfield), Gabby Alongi (Sr., DuQuoin), Sierra Bryant (Sr., Bismarck-Henning), Rory Drew (Sr., Carlinville), Maleigha Huston (Jr., Bushnell-Prairie), Megan Becker (So., Bloomington [Central Catholic]), Alexis Puetz (Jr., Milford), Olivia Phillips (So., DuQuoin), Kamryn Kolb (Jr., Bureau Valley), Sophia Lowery (Sr., El Paso-Gridley), Jordan Gallentine (Jr., Morrison), Kenli Nettles (Sr., Arthur)
Outlook: Nariah Parks' classification best 57.81 makes her a likely candidate to continue as a strong force in the world of long sprinting. In addition, Parks has the #7 returning time in the 100m and #4 in the 200m. Now a seasoned and mature vet, Parks has the potential for an amazing 2020 season. Look
The field is full of solid returners, and the handful of sub-60 runners include Parks, Gabby Alongi, Sierry Bryant, Rory Drew, Maleigha Huston, and Megan Backer. Keep these athletes in mind as well as any breakout freshmen or other athletes on the key returners list.