Athlete of the Week

Bailey Purse

Athlete of the Week
Track & Field
Award Date
May 23, 2017
Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School

The Tire Recycle Urban Athlete of the Week is Bailey Purse of the Lord Selkirk Royals track & field team. 

This 5’9” thrower finished top three in her three events at the Royal Rumble on the Rubber Meet, winning the shot put and finishing third in both the discus and Javelin.  Coach Scott Gurney states, "A track athlete since her years at Selkirk Junior High, Bailey is a three year Royals track veteran who leads by example.  She's a fierce competitor but regularly can be found helping teammates at practice and in competition.  Her knowledge of the three throwing events is substantial.  Bailey is well-respected by her teammates and appreciated by her coaches for her cheerful attitude, positive disposition, and competitive mindset." 

In grade 12, Purse maintains a 90% academic average, while also participating in volleyball.