The St. Charles East girls track team enters Friday's Class 3A state prelims in Charleston with a Chronicle-area-best 13 qualifying entries.
Nine Saints individual qualifiers and all four relays will descend on Eastern Illinois' O'Brien Stadium with medals in their sights.
"Our girls are unbelievable student-athletes, and they excel in the classroom as much as they do out on the track," East coach Tim Wolf said. "I don't have a whole lot of words. They're all amazing. By putting four relays downstate, we're just really well-rounded. It really, truly shows how hard that they work as a team."