2019 State Champion: Serena Bolden (Springfield Southeast), 24.41 [+4.9]
Key Athletes: Mattie Lieb (Jr., Monticello), Markia Lampley (Jr., East St Louis Sr.), Melody Jones (Sr., Chicago [De La Salle]), Tiera Robinson-Jones (Sr., Evergreen Park), Seven Hicks (Sr., Peoria Richwoods), Akira Custer (Sr., Carbondale), Arianna Walker (Sr., Richton Park [Rich South]), Tya Morgan (Sr., Chicago Lindblom), Fiona Pedone (Jr., Burlington Central), Maggie Dervis (Jr., Aurora [Central Catholic]), Serafina DeMunno (Jr., Arlington Heights [St.Viator]), Sam Spencer (Sr., New Lenox [Providence Catholic])
Breakdown: Mattie Lieb is the returning list leader here and a veteran who could score big points and possibly secure a trophy for the Sages.
The final open sprint event on the state docket equals one last chance for individual gold, Markia Lampley should also be in the spotlight and also secure a trophy for the Flyerettes before the 4x4.
Melody Jones hopes to close out her prep career by improving her all-state finish, so look for the senior to improve her times. Only three podium finishers return, but do not sleep on the host of challengers with state experience.
Talented pole vaulter Sam Spencer is not someone you should discount being that she has the ninth-best returning mark in the classification. Her incredible competitive nature yielded her team to earn all-star honors in the 4x200 courtesy of a blistering anchor leg. As well, Spencer earned a trip to Charleston in the 200m.