2019 State Champion: Alyssa Busker (Sr., Aurora Christian) 24.66
Key Returners: Busker, Mara Bruno (Sr., Seneca), Kenli Nettles (Sr., Arthur), Nariah Parks (Jr., Belleville [Althoff Catholic]), Tyrah Taylor (Jr., Chicago [Hope Academy]), Olivia Sturrup (Sr., Milledgeville), Capria Brown (Sr., Danville [Schlarman]), Faith Wyman (Sr., Wesclin), Kamryn Kolb (Jr., Bureau Valley)
Outlook: Many similar faces return from the 100m outlook, with the addition of Kenli Nettles who's likely to be one of Illinois's top sprinters and hurdlers this season. Busker continued her double win in Charleston last season and could continue her sprinting dominance this year as well. Mara Bruno, whose 4th place state finish makes her the second-top returner, will surely be on Busker's heels for most of the season. For both the 100m and 200m, Busker comes in with a huge target on her back, and we'll have to see if she can perform with that target.