2019 State Champion: Homewood-Flossmoor, 1:40.17
Key Teams: Homewood-Flossmoor, Chicago Heights (Bloom Township), Chicago Kenwood, South Holland (Thornwood), Evanston, Thornton, Skokie (Niles North), Huntley, Barrington, Aurora (Waubonsie Valley), Mt. Prospect (Prospect), Rock Island, Wheaton North, Chicago Whitney Young, Chicago (St. Ignatius), Dekalb
Breakdown: This could be the closest most entertaining sprint relay of them all as six returning finalists return major firepower. Led by defending champion and event mainstay Homewood-Flossmoor, this event may take a sub 1:40 effort to strike gold. The Lady Vikings return three members from last year, they have plenty of options in their camp to fill the void. The process of success and getting to the final destination will be interesting because of a mostly new coaching staff. Can the veteran Viking Ladies mesh well with their new handlers?
Their south suburban counterpart Bloom Township plans to disrupt anything the Vikings tries to do in the short sprint relay game, they return three members of their own.
Kenwood could be the ultimate sleeper here, fourth place last year in the event they return three with one in the stable in addition to a super freshman who could add some flare.
Thornwood now returns three, they took a major hit once their ace from last season moved out of state. Evanston and Thornton had young squads, they are seasoned vets now looking to let the rest of the field know they are here.
Niles North, Huntley, and Waubonsie Valley were on the outside looking in after prelims, they all return major weapons along with Prospect, Rock Island, and Wheaton North.
St. Ignatius and Whitney Young are located less than two miles from each other, both will bring their girls to the show looking to take somebody's seat. Often called the "B" team relay this field is loaded with possibilities, we urge you to pay attention indoors as you may get a sneak peek of how things may unfold.