Pre-Season Girls Indoor Preview: The 4x200 Relay

Lincoln-Way East blitzed past the fast competition at last year's DGS Mustang Relays 


This event is tough to predict and figure out unless you actually know who runs on the relay. Select or deep teams at times would add their 400m or long hurdlers to quicken times at some relay-centric meets. One never really knows who has what until indoor championship season.

Chicago Kenwood: The Broncos return four quality options from a relay that went under 1:40 last outdoor season. Led by the current indoor state leader in Asia Thomas at 200m, Kenwood could toss on Harmony Brown, Kee'Lani Whitlock, and Jaliyah Shepherd at any point to form a dominant unit. In fact, at the recent Dr. Conrad Worrill Invitational the above quartet dropped fire en route to the second-fastest time (1:41.51) in Illinois history. We shall see if this unit will team up again this indoor season. 

Homewood-Flossmoor is always a player when it comes to this relay. The Vikings are a large team and could find pieces to pair with 200m all-stater Ana-Liese Torian and Angela Alozie who is ranked amongst the best full lappers in Illinois. 

Kankakee returns three members with some pedigree led by defending 2A state champion Naomi Bey-Osborne with key contributions from all-stater Nevaeh Lowe and Aniya Lewis

Huntley: The Red Raiders have some quality athletes return from a unit that ran 1:45 indoors a season ago. Jump specialists Alexandria Johnson and Dominique Johnson can team up with Victoria Evtimov to bring the heat.

Honorable Mention: Chicago Simeon, Cahokia, Chicago Lindblom, Naperville Neuqua Valley, Geneseo, Prospect, Chicago Whitney Young, E. St. Louis Sr., Evanston