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Baker earns Team B.C. selection

Hayley Baker is bound for Montreal in a couple of weeks. - submitted
Hayley Baker is bound for Montreal in a couple of weeks.
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A second member of the Duncan Dynamics Gymnastics Club is now competing at a national level.

Micaylla Broadway and Hayley Baker represented the club at the selection meet in North Vancouver to qualify for National Stream Cup.

Broadway, in her second year at the national level, performed very well by finishing seventh on the bars and 11th overall.

Baker, competing in her first year for nationals, earned a silver medal in vault, a bronze on floor and finished ninth overall.

Two days later, Baker learned she was selected for Team B.C. to compete in the National Stream Cup at Montreal Jan. 17 to 19.

This was very exciting news and further proof of the accomplishments the club is reaching from its new facility with foam pits, better equipment and Russian coaching led by Olga Mataganova.

“Hayley had to do a ton of work, too, to get where she is,’’ noted Dynamics’ treasurer Kristin Johnson. “We are so proud of what all of our girls are accomplishing.’’

Mataganova will accompany Baker to the national competition. The board of the non-profit club will be continuing to seek community support to further the ability of the national level girls to compete in nationals.

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