Campus Life
Student Makes College History in Track & Field Competition MacKenzie Riley Young | January 27, 2022
julia running on a track, holding a baton

Julia Reny ’23, a Cony High School graduate, became the first in school history to compete in an indoor pentathlon recently. Julia is succeeding in track and field at Thomas College after being a stand-out player on the Thomas field hockey team this past fall.

“Julia was a sprinter in high school and is someone who loves a challenge,” said Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach Ian Wilson. “She decided to become a pentathlete and heptathlete in college because mastering and competing in multiple events appealed to her competitive nature. Although new to many of the events, she has shown tremendous growth and improvement.”

The rest of the track & field team at Thomas College is setting numerous records this season and definitely are a team to watch.


Ian says this season looks a lot different than last year. The track & field team experienced very challenge circumstances last year with almost all of their competitions being cancelled due to COVID.

“This brought us together as a team and created a team culture of encouragement and perseverance,” said Ian. “The entire team feels that if we could make it through the Covid year, we can do anything.  The multiple school records that are being broken are a direct result of our entire team’s willingness to embrace difficult circumstances and overcome them.”

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