I cannot believe what I am seeing here . . . Spangler has as much of a shot at a top 3 finish as Hellebuyck did, which is to say slim-to-none. Wells has been down with injury for much of the winter, her form is shot. And Blackett? Nothing against her at all, but Patty Murray has a much better shot at being the top BoCo local yokel in St. Louie. It is not hard at all to tell that it will be:
2) De Reuck
Would not be at all surprised to see a flip-flop of that top two. Mosqueda should be considered a dark horse, if she does not pull a Mitchell (‘pulling a Lawson’ would not apply here.) Boaz (nee Gaitenby) and Youngquist, too.
Winning time, I would guess something around 2:26 — I do not expect a close race, at least past the top two.