From 1971 to 1974, Gayle annually advanced from District to Regionals to Provincials in Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation Track and Field Championships. In 1971, at the Antigonish Highland Games, she placed first in the midget and senior long jump and in the senior triple jump. At the same venue, in 1972, she placed second in intermediate long jump and first in juvenile (Provincial Round) and senior triple jump, second in juvenile long jump and third in senior as well as being named Female Athlete of the Meet. In 1973, Gale was first in District, Regional and Provincial long jump setting a record of 17 ft. 2 in., a mark exceeded by only two athletes in the last 33 years. She placed first in the ladies long jump at the Mt. Allison University Track and Field Meet and at a pre-Canada Games meet in Stellarton placed first in the senior long jump and third in the senior 100 meter dash and senior high jump. Named that summer to the Nova Scotia Canada Games Team, Gayle placed third in long jump at the Eastern Canadian and participated against a very tough field at the Canada Summer Games in Burnaby, BC. In 1974, she concluded her track career by placing second in the senior long jump at the NSSAF Provincial Championships.
Ever cognizant of her track ability, Gayle, for many years, served as an assistant coach for track teams from MRHS, passing along the knowledge gained from her remarkable experience as one of the greatest jumpers ever produced in Middleton.