We won the 2017 USATF Masters Indoor National Championships in Albuquerque! This is my fifth national title and I'm thrilled. I say "we," because it takes a village to do these things. From a husband who supports me financially and emotionally, to my kids who are patient about mom's workouts (and join in when I need more motivation), my friends who pick up and drive my kids when needed, my extended family who cheer me on and listen to my worries and complaints, to my Neurosport Functional Training team: coach Evan and Dr. Paul, my masseuse Katherine and all the PT's, and Atlanta Track Club Elite who provided a space for practice -- this win is a combination of hard work, talent and support. Thanks everyone. I am officially excited about 2017! Stay tuned for the win particulars!
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.