South Delta Secondary School wins third provincial gymnastics championship in four years

March 19, 2014

DSS takes second at Nanaimo tournament

The gymnasts of South Delta Secondary School topped the podium for the third time in four years at the annual AAA B.C. High School Gymnastics Championships, held March 8 and 9 in Nanaimo.

Delta Secondary School also had a strong showing, finishing the competition in second place. North Vancouver's Windsor Secondary School finished in third.

In the elite Level 5 competition, Maria Starko from SDSS won silver in the all-round scoring, while teammate Danae Wright bronze.

In the boys' category, Mitchell Farquharson from SDSS won gold, while teammate Doug Carroll won silver. Arman Sadhra of DSS won bronze.

Sarah Chan from DSS won gold in the Level 4 girls' competition, while Max Ellwood from SDSS won gold in the boys' division. Conor Edgson from DSS won bronze.

Brendon Caldwell from DSS won bronze in the Level 2 boys' competition, while teammate Sarah Powell won bronze as well in the girls' division.

At Level 1, Alicia McLean of SDSS won silver and Isabelle Pearson of DSS won the bronze. Mark Dykstra from SDSS won gold in the boys' division.

Gymnasts from both local schools train at Delta Gymnastics in Ladner, whose high school program is one of the largest in the province with more than 60 male and female gymnasts, who each train two to eight hours per week.

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