Brooks Gymnastics’ high school program has once again produced outstanding results at the recent B.C. Secondary Schools Championships, hosted by Windsor Secondary School in Burnaby, BC.
Brooks level 4 WAG team, Rachel Peckford and Trystinna Bailey, finished second in the overall team standings. Brooks level 5 WAG team, Ekaterina Senilova, finished sixth in the overall team standings.
Brooks level 5 MAG team, Dylan Werner, finished first in the overall team standings.
Graduating Brooks Secondary students Ekaterina Senilova and Rachel Peckford were the recipients of $4100 and $1200 in bursaries respectfully.
Top 10 results were realized by Brooks’ Dylan Werner, Ekaterina Senilova, Trystinna Bailey, Rachel Peckford and also by Powell River Christians’ Hillary English.
Powell River Christians’ high school program was a single athlete this year – Hillary English. Hillary finished sixth overall in the WAG Level 4 team standings (a team can consist of 1-3 athletes). Hillary’s individual scores were very impressive with two 1st place standings and one 2nd place standing.
All the student athletes are part of Powell Rivers’ Gymnastics co-ed high school program designated for Grades 8-12 and accommodates absolute beginners to high elite level gymnasts. The program is coordinated by Ken Holley and also includes coaches Paulo Pena and Desiree Young of Powell River Gymnastics Society. The High School portion of the program runs from November through March; however, there is a complimentary Teens program so teens can train and cross-train to compliment other sports from September through June.
Here is a complete rundown of the 6 athletes who participated at provincials.
Level 1 Senior
Jessi Burge (Brooks – Grade 12) – 31st All Around, 23rd vault, 26th bars, 28th beam and 22nd floor.
Hillary English (Powell River Christian – Grade 8) – 2nd All Around, 6th vault, 1st bars, 1st beam, 17th floor.
Trystinna Bailey (Brooks – Grade 10) – 6th All Around, 4th vault, 10th bars, 5th beam, 11th floor.
Rachel Peckford (Brooks – Grade 12) – 8th All Around, 11th vault, 8th bars, 8th beam, 14th floor.
Ekaterina Senilova (Brooks – Grade 12) – 4th All Around, 6th vault, 3rd bars, 7th beam, 4th floor.
Dylan Werner (Brooks – Grade 11) – 1st All Around, 2nd floor, 1st pommel, 1st rings, 2nd vault, 3rd parallel bars, 1st high bar