The list of credentials for the Monticello High School girls track and field team is impressive:
Twenty-one returning letter-winners. Every member of the state meet-qualifying 4x800, 4x400, 4x200 and 4x100 relay teams returning; including all four members of the 2A state champion 4x800 team.
And maybe the biggest one: 51 girls out for the team.
“The first strength we have is numbers,” said seventh-year head coach Darren Reade, who noted that the numbers have risen from the 12 who finished the season in his first year as coach.