I am so excited to be at a national competition! I made it to Albuquerque, New Mexico where the 2016 USATF Indoor Masters National Championships is taking place. The set up is amazing -- an entire indoor track, elevated and banked, has been built in a convention center. There are former Olympians here, athletes hoping to qualify for world championships and many masters "track stars." If I can win a medal here, it'd be a great start on my journey to improve technique and jump higher in 2016!
Julia Curran-Villarreal is a three-time USA W55 national masters high jump champion. After a 35-year break from her favorite high school sport of track & field, Julia returned to competition in 2013 at the age of 53. Follow her journey on @juliajumping on Instagram and @juliacurran on Twitter.