A Port Coquitlam gymnast enjoyed an elite February.
Haley de Jong, a member of the Junior Canadian National Team, recently returned from back-to-back meets where she recorded top-10 finishes.
At Elite Canada in Halifax Feb. 3 to 7, de Jong rallied back from a couple of falls on beam on the first day of competition to finish fourth in floor, eighth on bars, ninth on vault and 12th all-around. She finished strong on the other apparatus and earned a spot in event finals for floor, where she place eighth, and bars, where she won a bronze medal.
Then, from Feb. 10 to 13 in Frisco Texas, at the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy Classic International Elite competition, de Jong competed against athletes from the U.S., Japan and other countries.
The Riverside secondary school student finished second all-around in the Juniors, earning a silver medal on floor, fourth on beam and vault, and sixth on bars. She also helped Canada to a bronze-medal finish in the team event.