Keerat Dhillon is taking her promising throwing career to the track and field program at the University of Idaho.
The North Delta Secondary Grade 12 student accepted a full scholarship offer from the Big Sky Conference school last month after an outstanding 2022 season.
Dhillon is expected to make an immediate impact with the Vandals’ throw group after capturing gold in the hammer throw and discus events at the provincial championships. A personal best throw in the discus (37.04 metres) earned her silver at the U18 Canadian Championships in Quebec. Dhillon also participated at the Youth Legion Nationals where she duplicated the silver in the discus and added a bronze in the hammer throw.
It was back in June when she achieved a new personal best in the hammer throw (45.41 metres).
When she’s not thriving in the throwing circle, Dhillon has been hard at work in the classroom as an honour student, achieving Principal List (above 90 percent in all courses) status this past year.
“Keerat is dedicated to her craft and her academics. She is a fantastic addition to the Vandal family,” said Tim Cawley, Idaho’s director of track and field and cross-country.
Dhillon regularly trains with the Maple Ridge-based Dynamo Throwing Club where she is mentored under head coach Brad Graham.