If you compete as a masters athlete in high jump or pole vault, you always deal with the challenge of finding a place to practice. When I happened to spot the high jump standards at the side of the track at Union College last week, I quickly set them up at the back of the pole vault mat and snuck in some low practice jumps. Couldn't resist popping over since I hadn't jumped in four months! There's no where to go but up!
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.