Any (way too early) favorites to bring home trophies in any of 3 classes this year?
Class A saw a few annual powers move up to AA. With Winnebago, Herrin and a few others gone from the class A field, some new teams could make a run. Leo looks like they lost a strong senior class, but they always seem to reload. SJO looks to have some big meet points returning. Harrisburg lost Rollins but has some young talent. Thoughts?
In AA, the defending champs from Cahokia loose the duo of Carter and Ward, but return some very good young runners. Will they make another run? Mt. Vernon looks like they have some firepower back to make a little noise. Chatham, Belvidere North, and Glenbard South all had successful campaigns in 2011, can they do it again?
The AAA field will be glad to see the Kline’s and Ziemek graduate. Can Lake Park rebound from loosing some of the best field athletes in recent memory? OPRF will return some talent and will score some points both in the field and on the track. York lost Driggs, who was a double gold medal winner, but they will be competitive as they always are on the track. BV West always has solid relays and will score some points with Randolph in the 400. With Faust graduating, Thornton looses their stud. Crete returns Hulbert in the hurdles who should be favored to win both events and score big points. Plainfield North and South both had solid teams last season and could make a run at a trophy. Who else could make a run? Mt. Prospect, Edwardsville, East Moline?