A three-time Division 4 state pole vault champion at North Reading High, Julia Valenti has continued to great heights in the Ivy League. Now a junior at Dartmouth, Valenti set the program’s indoor record with a leap of 4.04 meters (13 feet, 3 inches) at the Ivy Heps last year.
In a tri-meet against Columbia and Yale in New York City last weekend, she recorded a season-best jump of 3.55 meters to place third overall. She was a first-team all-Ivy selection indoors last winter and a second-team pick outdoors. But her interests extend well beyond the track.