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.

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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.

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On Tuesday, she ran the 100-meter in just over 46 seconds.

Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins (Credit: Growing Bolder)

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.

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The former teacher says running keeps her mind sharp.