Dacia brings home gold, silver in last track meet of season

Stettler's Dacia Gramlick continued her winning streak in her season final competition in Sherwood Park July 18-19.

Dacia Gramlick jumped and threw her way to gold and silver medals at the last track meet of the year for her club

Dacia Gramlick jumped and threw her way to gold and silver medals at the last track meet of the year for her club

Stettler’s Dacia Gramlick continued toward her goal of running out of space for her gold medals in her season final competition in Sherwood Park July 18-19.

The track and field athlete, who competed at William E. Hay Composite High School until her graduation this year, also competes with the Capital City Track Club.

The Sherwood Park Track Classic, the outdoor track and field provincials, saw Gramlick compete in high jump, javelin, long jump and the 700-metre race.

The events, which took place at the Strathcona Athletic Field in Sherwood Park, near Edmonton, was another opportunity for the Stettler teen to shine.

Gramlick made it to the podium in three of her four events, winning gold in both high jump and javelin. Her long jump scores netted her a silver.

In the event where she did not make the podium, the 700-metre race, Gramlick netted a respectable seventh-place finish.

Even though Gramlick started her track and field participation late in her scholastic career, the student’s athletic nature made it an easy transition, bringing home several gold medals and earning a berth at the Alberta Summer Games last summer.

Gramlick will be studying at the University of Alberta starting in September, but when she’s not studying, she’ll continue competing in track and field through the university’s team.