Baker nabs first national medal for Duncan Dynamics

Gymnast Hayley Baker collected the first national-level medal for the Duncan Dynamics when she helped Team BC to silver at the National Stream Cup in Montreal last month.

"I just thought it was amazing," said Baker, who didn’t realize until after the competition that she was making Dynamics history. "It was a really good experience."

Competing in her first national competition, up against gymnasts as old as 21, the 15-year-old contributed three scores to Team BC’s total, most notably finishing fourth on the vault with a score of 13.40 that missed the bronze medal by a tenth of a point.

Baker wasn’t disappointed to miss out on an individual medal, knowing she placed fourth in the country.

"I was pretty pleased with it," she said. Baker also placed 13th on the bars, with some of the judges calling her handstand the best of the competition, and was an alternate on the floor.

Next up for Baker is a trip to Langley where she hopes to qualify for the Canadian championships in Ottawa later this year.

"I feel good about it," she said.