ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (CBSNewYork) – A Louisiana woman is a true trail blazer – even at 103 years-old.
Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins is now the oldest woman to compete in an American track event.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
She’s running in the Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico this week.
On Monday, she won gold in the 50-meter dash for her age group.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
On Tuesday, she ran the 100-meter in just over 46 seconds.
She’s winning medals and the hearts of spectators with stories about her training.
“I have an acre of land and I have 50 kinds of trees and I’m working on them all the time,” Hawkins said.MORE NEWS: Discarded Tombstone Spotted On Empty Lot Raising Questions In Paramus
The former teacher says running keeps her mind sharp.