Langley Fundamental's Hannah Beaton lept her way to a bronze medal in the heptathlon competition over the weekend at Abbotsford's Rotary Stadium. McLeod Park will host the B.C. high school track and field championships on May 31 and June 1.

McLeod Athletic Park ready for championships

Langley will host B.C. high school provincial championships in both 2013 and 2014

  • May. 27, 2013 10:00 a.m.

The province’s best high school track and field athletes will be going for gold this weekend at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park.

The B.C. high school track and field championships — which have long been held at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium — are being held for the first time in Langley on Friday and Saturday.

The meet will be also be at MAP in 2014.

It features more than 1,000 high school athletes from around the province.

Work has been underway at MAP for the past few months to replace the synthetic turf field. And the artificial track surface was replaced prior to the 2008 B.C. Summer Games.

“It is nice to be able to bring the province to Langley,” said Walnut Grove track coach Gary Lutes, one of two people from Langley on the five-person organizing committee.

The other is Trinity Western Spartans coach Laurier Primeau.

“We have a great facility here and it is going to be hosting some pretty important meets this summer as well,” Lutes said.

The B.C. high school championships are just one of the many significant track and field events slated for MAP over the next two years.

The Special Olympics B.C. Summer Games will be held July 11 to 14 and the Canadian Legion track and field championships are from Aug. 7 to 13.

The Legion championships will also return in 2014, and the B.C. Seniors Games will also be held at MAP next year.

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