Julie Crane took women’s high jumping in Wales to a new level. In 2005 she was British No 1 indoors and out and her best clearance of 1.90 indoors in 2004 still stands as the Welsh record.
She won 8 Welsh Outdoor titles between 1995-2010, setting a Championship record of 1.82 metres that still stands. She also added 3 Welsh Indoor titles.
She represented Wales at three Commonwealth Games - 1998, 2002 and 2006 – and represented Great Britain at the 2006 European Super League Final in Malaga.
The highlight of her career came in Melbourne in 2006 when she won the silver medal for Wales at the Commonwealth Games, clearing 1.88 metres.