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ASAA track and field zones competition in Bonnyville today

Racers line up for the 800m at districts last week at Walsh Field/Scott Park.

Over 400 student-athletes are competing in the ASAA Northeast track and field zones at Ray Scott Park today.

The top two athletes in each category will earn a berth into ASAA Provincials in Calgary June 7-8.

“It’s gonna be a nice event that’s secure. It’s going to be quite big,” said meet coordinator and Ecole des Beaux-Lacs teacher Paul Bourgoin.

The association’s new Eagle Eye timing system will take photos at the finish line of each race to alleviate any doubt for the winners and losers.

“We kind of worked out the last little kinks, hoping that everything goes smooth, and it should go pretty well. It’s quite a program,” said Bourgoin.

St. Paul Regional High School leads the pack with almost twice as many competitors as any school with 55.

BCHS has the second most competitors with 29, while Father P. Mercredi, Westwood from Fort McMurray will see 26 athletes arrive in Bonnyville today, and Cold Lake High School and FG Miller High School each will bring 25 competitors.

Students start competing at 9:30 this morning under hazy heat and a high of 31 degrees Celsius.

Lakeland area athletes punched their ticket to zones last week at districts.