It's my third year hanging in there ranked #1 in the USA, #1 in this hemisphere and top ten in the world for my age group in high jump. (Age groups in masters track are in five year increments, so W55 is all women high jumpers aged 55-59.) I'm fifty-seven now, and though I am aging up, I am determined to continue to hold this spot in my age group for as long as I can. Can I do it for 2018? The indoor season starts in February. The work starts now!
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.