Majaro Jackson(sr) of Gage Park
Chicago (Gage Park)
Chicago (Noble Street Charter/Comer)
Chicago (Noble Street Charter/Johnson)
Chicago (Perspectives Charter/Leadership) [Coop]
Chicago (St. Rita)
This meet will be centered around 4 teams: Brooks, Fenger, Robeson, and St. Rita from the Catholic League. Those 4 schools will have a great majority of the qualifiers.
Brooks has a balanced team and will qualify in numerous events. Look for middle distance runners Malik Lee(jr) and Byron Kelley(jr), hurdler Daniel Medrano(jr), and jumper Ahmad Bradshaw(jr) and thrower Derrick Williams. With those athletes Brooks can also stack up a good relay team or two. I think they can put a 4x4 that can run under 3:30 and a 4x8 that can run under 8:25.
Fenger will mainly rely on the speed of Shavell Lucas(sr) and Avion Marshall(sr)- both all-city sprinters. Lucas ran a PR of 11.08 in the 100 at the CPS finals. Look for Fenger to qualify in the 4x1 and the 4x2.
Robeson has hurdler Brian Sturgis(jr) and a host of athletes that they can stack up to try to qualify in every relay including the 4x8. I feel they can get a 4x8 team that can run in the 8:40's. Then again, they may want to focus on the 4x1, 4x2, and their bread and butter the 4x4. Robesons 4x4 has been all state in class 2A the last 2 years. No more Pipkin brothers, but their 4x4 should qualify for state.
Also look out for King all-city sprinter Victor Taylor(jr), Gage Park sprinter Manjaro Jackson(sr), Dusable's 4x200, and Harlan thrower Destry Cross(jr).