Monticello High School runner Rachel Koon signed a letter of intent on Nov. 11 to continue her running career at Division I Eastern Illinois University. Seen here with her parents, Kim and Mark Koon, Rachel will run both cross country and track and field at EIU, which is a member of the Ohio…

MONTICELLO — The Monticello boy’s track and field team defeated eight other teams to win the Unity High School Boys Invitational at Hick’s Field in Tolono Friday.

The Monticello boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed in separate meets this past week.

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Monticello senior athletes Mattie Lieb and Emelia Ness signed their letters of intent to compete with the Illinois State women’s track and field program Friday at a ceremony in the Monticello High School media center.

Kenli Nettles of Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond proved she was a top athlete and state contender in Class 1A last year at the state finals in Charleston.