Cowichan Dynamic duo off to Westerns

Two Duncan Dynamics gymnasts are heading to the Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships in Alberta early next month, including one who is hoping to hold on to her first-place result from a year ago.

Darby McIntyre and Micaylla Broadway are headed to the big meet on May 1 and 2, being held this year in Okotoks, Alberta. This is the third time to Westerns for both, who attended the 2014 meet in Saskatchewan together.

Last year, McIntyre finished first allaround in the level 5 novice competition, first on floor and second on vault, and her Team BC group took first in the team event, while Broadway competed at the national level.

This year, they are both competing in the level 5 open division.

"I want to maintain my rankings from last year," McIntyre said. "I really hope to go to nationals next year."

"I want to stick all my events and do the best I can," Broadway said.

Both girls qualified for Westerns through the Twisters Invitational in Abbotsford. McIntyre placed first all-around at the Twisters Invitational, first on both vault and floor, and second on bars, while Broadway was second all-around, first on bars, third on beam and fourth on floor.