Whoa, it's been a few months since I checked my ranking. As the year winds down, so do the 2017 rankings. This year is almost complete. Look at all those Europeans! I'm still first in the USA, and even this hemisphere, for the third year in a row. But, 2018 will be here before you know it, with a cast of hundreds of 55-59 year old women high jumping around the globe. I'm aging up in the W55-59 age group since I'll be 58 next year. I've got work to do if I want to grab a fourth year at the top. Let's go!
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.