Martha M.

Tacoma Center YMCA

Martha always gets asked "Do you run?" To keep it simple she usually answers, "Yes." In reality Martha is so much more than a runner; she jumps. Martha has spent the last 20 years as a member of the USA Masters Track and Field Team as a high jumper, although many of those years were also spent participating in other running events. 
 
All of Martha's off-track training has been at the Y. "I feel like this is home for me," said Martha. "If I'm not on the track, I'm here in the weight room, pool, or doing yoga. I feel like this is my second family."
 
Martha has been the High Jump National Champion 14 times and World Champion three times. Martha has brought home the silver medal twice from world competitions, the most recent being in October when she competed in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Proud to be an integral part of Martha's success, the Y supports members wherever they are on their journey to healthy living.