South's Yonatan Kefle will look to lead his team to this year's league title.
League Teams: Abraham Lincoln, Denver East, Denver North, Denver South, Denver West, Far Northeast, George Washington, John F. Kennedy, Northfield, Thomas Jefferson
Last Year's League Results: Denver South ran away with last year's league meet, claiming the title with 190.50 points. In the wake of their domination Denver East took second, with 148.50 points, while Thomas Jefferson finished third with 87 points.
Key Athletes Lost to Graduation:
Denver East: Jack Moran, Hayelom Fitsum, Joseph Abiakam
Denver South: Yanique Borne, Henry Cargile, Joseph Arps
Key Returning Athletes:
The Outlook: This one is too close to call. Denver South and Denver East will be battling out for every point, because on paper there's only a one point difference between the two.
The 100 looks to be one of the most exciting races heading into this outdoor season. The event will be a matchup between Thomas Jefferson's Kahlil Clark, and South's Ibro Soumah. Also in the mix could be Soumah's teammate AlHassan ElAmin, and Georga Washington's John Wise Jr.
The 200 could be a replica of the 100, with the same names and faces battling for the win, though Clark and Soumah stand as the favorites.
There will be a void to fill in the 400, and right now it looks like East's Carson Ebersbach could be the one to fill it. Last year he finished third as a freshman in the event.
The hurdles are another area where new faces will fill the front. Look to Zaire Jackson to rise in the 110 hurdles. He's been having a solid indoor season, as he clearly prepping for outdoors. In the 300 hurdles freshman Isiah Williams to step into the role.
The distance events area already shaping up to be a two-man battle with East's Harrison Scudamore and South's Yonatan Kefle. With the team race looking close, it very well could come down to how these two perform against each other. This could go either way, depending on the event. Kefle could be the favorite in the 800, while Scudamore takes the lean in the 3,200, and the 1,600 could be a nice battle in the middle. Though, I've got a hunch that Scudamore has big, big plans for the outdoor season, after having a stellar cross country season.
Most of the field events appear to be up for grabs, though the high jump is in East's Will Bernacchi-Sass hands, while Clark looks to dominate another event in the long jump.