2019 State Champion: Fox Lake Grant, 3:19.44
Key Teams: Chicago Heights ([Bloom Township]), Lockport, Batavia, Park Ridge ([Maine East]), Chicago Lane Tech, Hillside ([Proviso West]), Plainfield North, Maple Park ([Kaneland]), O'Fallon, Minooka, Wheaton North, Bloomington, Fox Lake ([Grant]), Evanston, Springfield
Breakdown: The showstopper! No team can be tabbed as a favorite in this event at this point in the season. Some teams are traditional powers, some return three while some return two.
One advantage for fans is that we can watch this event indoors to try and figure out who the main contenders may be. Some teams may not be at full strength until we reach the outdoor season, but pay close attention to how coaches choose to tailor their lineups.