The high school zone cross-country championships were not only successful for local athletes but those who have been training here from Calgary schools with the Cochrane Endurance Project (CEP).

In all, 10 athletes from CEP are heading to the Alberta Schools' Athletic Association (ASAA) provincial cross-country championships from four different schools.

Besides athletes from Cochrane High (CHS) and St. Timothy, they include competitors from Calgary's Centennial and Sir Winston Churchill high schools.

Head coach Travis Cummings is pleased with the results.

"We've been able to keep it together through COVID," says Cummings. "The track season in the summer definitely helped and being able to keep them active when we didn't have sports is paying off. It's a pretty good feather in the cap for the club to have 10 athletes representing us in ASAA provincials. It should be fun."

The club had runners place first through seventh at their respective zone championships.

Terrell Keys, of Centennial, placed second in intermediate boys and Annika Fines, of Winston Churchill, was third in intermediate girls.

Locally they include Csenia Irvin, 1st, junior girls, CHS; Millie Teskey, 6th, intermediate girls, CHS; Clay Grattidge, 3rd, intermediate boys, CHS; Brendan Maguire, 4th, intermediate boys, St. Tim's; Nick Hooper, 5th, intermediate boys, St. Tim's; Holly Moores, 6th, senior girls, St. Tim's; Caden Jones, 7th, junior boys, St. Tim's; and Makenna Myatt, 7th, senior girls, St. Tim's.

St. Timothy athletes compete in the Calgary zone and Cochrane High is in the south-central zone.

The ASAA provincials are this Saturday in Red Deer.

Annika FinesAnnika Fines, of Winston Churchill, was third in intermediate girls in the Calgary zone finals. She trains with the Cochrane Endurance Project.