Lane Tech and Jones - Lane and Jones WILL have two runners make the finals. The only question is who? If Lane's Pavlo Hutsalyuk(jr) or David Schmieg(sr) run it, they will likely be the pre-race favorite. Jones could run Tony Gonzalez(sr), who ran a 2:01 at the CPS meet last year to place 4th. Kyle Maloney(jr) placed 6th last year as a sophomore.
Northside and Whitney Young -- If history stays to form, Northside and Whitney Young will qualify at least one runner. The fastest from these two schools is probably Malcolm Grba(jr), of Northside Prep. Danny Rosen(so) of Northside could also run this race. Whitney Young best bet might be Kevin Ma(jr), who placed 5th last year.
Runners from other schools(no order)
There are lots of quality runners from other schools. Here are some to watch if they decide to run the varsity 800, (an 800 time they have run this year).
Deivi Tahiraj(sr), Mather (2:03.30)
Dontel Payne(sr), Mather (2:05.8)
Bryan Quinonez(sr), Kennedy (2:02.85)
Abraham Tobias(jr), Taft (2:04.37)
Luis Gomez(sr), Curie (2:06.0)
Sam Lasota(jr), Payton (2:06.05)
Eliceo Villa(so), Bulls (2:06.23)
Alexis Sarabia, Steinmetz (2:06.5)
Walmer Saavedra(so) (2:08.18)
Elijah Monjares(so), UIC (2:08.24)
Malcolm Moore(sr), Brooks (2:09.73)
Oluseyi Olaleys(jr), Comer (2:10.08)
Deondre Hall(jr), Dunbar (2:09.63)
Areseny Milanov(sr), Lincoln Park (2:10.33)