The drive into old historic Lockport, IL on Route 171 has a sign that reads: “The city that made Chicago famous.” It is on that same road further south of downtown and east on 18th street is Dellwood Park. It is the site of one of the fast growing invitationals in the state. The Locktoberfest is an all boys affair that features three competitions: freshman-sophomore, varsity, and open.
It shall be a new meet to cover in the month long lull period for yours truly. The Locktoberfest as it officially called will be an interesting choice in the southwest Chicago suburb of Lockport. If the thunderstorms can stay way and the Mercury does not reach the predicted 81F by game time, then those in attendance at Dellwood Park may be witnessing one of the best meets of the season- and certainly the premier all-boys invitational of the season.