On Monday, June 17, 103-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins, a Baton Rouge native, set a new record and took home two gold medals, in the 50- and 100-meter dashes, as she competed in the 2019 Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Louisiana’s Hawkins set a world record with her 100-meter dash at the 2017 games. She completed at the race on Tuesday slightly slower.
Hawkins is a mother of four, grandmother of three and great-grandmother of three.
103-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins is hot on the track at the National Senior Games this week cementing her title as…
She loves to spend time in her Louisiana home gardening when she doesn’t run.
“I have an acre of land and I have 50 kinds of trees and I’m working on them all the time,” Hawkins said.
As to whether on the race track she will be found again or not, Hawkins said, “You never know.”
“I’m glad I won two gold medals,” she said, “it’s awe-inspiring to me to be able to do this.”