Stettler’s Dacia Gramlick continues to make good of her track and field skills as she won a silver in her pentathlon event at the Canada West Universities Athletic Association 2015-16 held on Feb. 26-27 in Saskatoon.
“This level of competition is definitely a lot higher than what I’m used to, because most of the girls I have competed against this year have been in their third or fourth year of university so they are definitely at an (more) advanced level than I am but I am confident that I will get there someday,” said Gramlick. “I have really good coaches that will help me get there.”
While preparing for the meet the training has been rigorous admits Gramlick.
“We trained two to three hours and sometimes a little longer every weekday, so for the pentathlon we would usually work on one or two things everyday,” said Gramlick. “Monday and Wednesday we usually did some hurdle work and then jumping, Tuesdays would be shot put and some general strength circuits along with tempo workouts, Thursday would be general strength circuits and then Friday we would usually get in some more jumping and longer sprints to work on endurance for the 800.”
As summer rolls in Gramlick wishes to attend any meet she can participate in.
“Junior Nationals this summer is in Edmonton and it is also the same weekend that the Olympic trials will be here so I am so excited to see some of the best athletes in the world here,” added Gramlick. “With track and field, I think I am mostly drawn to the aspect of trying to better yourself, its not just a competition with the other athletes, its mostly a competition with yourself because you are always trying to do your best, that is ultimately the main goal with this sport.”