Adidas Indoor Nationals Preview: IL Version


Tylar Mack (Sr., Thornton Fractional South) Championship 60m, Open 200m
Nicolas Dovalovsky (Sr., Neuqua Valley [Neuqua Valley]) Championship 800m
Ryan Maseman (Sr., Plainfield North) Championship 800m
Niko Schultz (Sr., Plainfield South) Championship 800m
Arthur Graham (Sr., Naperville Central) Championship Mile
Micah Wilson (Jr., St. Charles East) Championship Mile
Dillon Peters (Sr., Tinley Park [Andrew]) Championship TJ
Omar Montiel (Palos Heights [Shepard]) Open 800m
Devan Callahan (Sr., Lockport) Open Mile
Max Elder (So., Niles [Northridge]) Open Mile
Tommy Paltzer (Sr., Naperville North) Open Mile
Akili Parekh (So., Chicago Latin) Open Mile, Two Mile 
Overview: Let's start with the bread and butter and that happens to be distance running. Enter Niko Schultz who has started the season on fire with two big personal bests including a national leading 1:19.86 for the 600m. If he can watch that effort again plus converted, he very well could run under 1:52. Since Schultz has been tremendously slighted and pushed into the penultimate section two of three, there is no room for error.  Look for a madman Niko Schultz to show America with his feet and not his mouth that he is indeed for real.

Micah Wilson will be in two championship races mile after coming off of a super 3200m last weekend at the Misfits Invitational where he scored a huge personal best of 9:08.66. However, it was he and Arthur Graham who dueled in a memorable 1600m at the Morolake Akinosun Invite in early February. Both runners clocked under 4:16.

Dillon Peters has discussed eclipsing 50-feet in the triple jump this season. Will he do it this weekend? He is certainly capable of earning All-American honors that we know.