In his only collegiate meet, Hillsdale College's Ryan Thomsen set a school record in the decalthlon. Although he sat out the rest of the indoor and outdoor track seasons with an injury, he will represent his native Canada on an international stage later this month.
Thomsen was selected to Canada's 2017 Pan American U20 Championships Track & Field Team. Thomsen and Team Canada will participate at the event July 21-23 at Trujillo, Peru.
Thomsen is one of 54 athletes from Canada selected to the U20 team. He will participate in the decathlon event, his speciality. Before suiting up for the Chargers, Thomsen competed for the Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club.
A complete list of Team Canada participants can be found in the link at the top of this release.