Local schools in competition will include Erath, Abbeville, NV, Kaplan and Gueydan.
Also competing in the meet will be Notre Dame, Church Point and Crowley from Acadia Parish and Breaux Bridge, Cecilia and St. Martinville from St. Martin Parish.
The scratch meet at Patriot Stadium will begin at 3:00 p.m. Field events will follow at 3:45 p.m. Running events are scheduled for a 5:45 p.m. start.
The VC boys and girls track teams will be competing in the Sugar Bowl Track and field Classic at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans.
VC boys head track coach George Veazey said the opportunity to compete in the event is meant to be a reward to VC’s athletes.
“They work hard,” Veazey said. “This is just a little reward to the kids for all the hard work that they put in.”
The meet in New Orleans is set to begin at 4 p.m. Friday. Events will continue at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and run until approximately 6:30 p.m. that evening.
Now in its 19th year of existence, the Sugar Bowl Track Classic features competitors from high schools from five different states.
Vermilion Catholic speedster Jacoby Davis will not compete in the event, as he recently pulled up in a race.
Veazey said withholding Davis from the meet is purely precautionary.
The Delcambre track teams, meanwhile, will be competing at the Blue Jay Relays, hosted by St. Edmund.
The meet will be held at the stadium at Eunice High.
In competition in the Blue Jay Relays will be Delcambre, St. Eds’, Basile, Port Barre, Sacred Heart, Pine Prarie, Opelousas Catholic, Oak Hill and the girls’ team from Glenmora.
Field events at Eunice High are set to begin at 3:30 p.m.
The girls 3200 meter run will begin at 3:45 p.m., with the girls and boys 300 meter hurdles event set to follow immediately after.
Running events are set for a 5 p.m. start.