2020 All-Class Best: Asia Thomas (So., Chicago Kenwood) 25.29
Key returners: Thomas, Sydney Weaver (Jr., Chicago Kenwood), Savannah Ming (Sr., West Aurora), Sydney Robinson (Jr., Chicago Whitney Young), Alexandria Edison (Jr., Homewood-Flossmoor), Arianna Walker (Sr., Rich Township), Mariam Azeez (Jr., Frankfort [Lincoln-Way East])
Outlook: One thing is for certain here, we should see some big time fireworks after things were put on hold in March. Coming back is a strong group of juniors as well as a mix of unproven seniors. Thomas has the top time from the summer but Edison put up the top indoor mark of 25.36 before calling it a wrap for 2020. One of these two speedsters should be able to break 25.00 during the undercover season.
Let's add Madison Saunders to the mix. The outstanding short sprinter from Chicago Whitney Young has too much raw talent and should be someone ready to shake up the lists. Lindsey Miller from Chicago Simeon is in the same boat as Saunders in terms of the fast twitch gifts but the resume is very thin in this event.