Duncan gymnast soars at provincials

The Duncan Dynamics had strong results at the provincial gymnastics championships in Kamloops last month, but they weren’t the only local athletes to experience success there.

Mia Butcher, who lives in Duncan, where she attends Queen of Angels School, and trains at Falcon Gymnastics in Victoria, placed fourth on both vault and uneven bars among 49 entries in the P2 Tyro category, and finished eighth all-around. Butcher qualified for provincials by winning gold medals on floor and bars and a silver on vault and all-around at the Comox Valley Pajama Party Invitational in February, where she also placed seventh on beam.