Tianna  Madison

Tianna Madison


Elyria, Ohio

High School:
Elyria H.S.





55m: 6.83 at SEC Invitational, Jan. 25, 2004
60m: 7.34 at SEC Championships, Feb. 29, 2004
Long Jump: 20-8/6.30m at SEC Championships, Feb. 28, 2004
Triple Jump: 39-4.50/12.00m at SEC Championships, Feb. 29, 2004

100m: 11.50 at Sea Ray Relays, April 9, 2004
200m: 23.66 at Mt. SAC Relays, April 18, 2004
Long Jump: 21-8/6.60 at USATF Juniors, June 26, 2004


2004: Made a smooth transition to the collegiate world, earning indoor All-America honors and scoring in multiple events at SEC Indoors...Landed a fifth-place long jump of 20-5/6.22m at the NCAA meet to earn her first All-America distinction...Came close to matching A-A kudos with a 16th-place finish in the 60-meter dash at the national meet, clocking in at 7.47...At the SEC Championships, Tianna forged a runner-up effort in the long jump with a career-best leap of 20-8/6.30m...Her mark is third all-time on UT's indoor performer lists...Came in fifth at SECs in the 60 meters with a PR time of 7.34...That effort ranks her third among the Big Orange's all-time performers in that event...Came very close to scoring in the triple jump as well, taking ninth with a career-topping mark of 39-4.50/12.00m...That performance rates her fifth on the all-time Lady Vol performers list...Recorded victories in the long jump at the SEC Invitational (20-1.25/6.13m) and the Penn State National Open (20-5.75/6.24m) and claimed first in the 55-meter dash at the SEC Invite in a PR 6.83...Ran 24.02 in the 200 meters at the Penn State meet to place fourth...Stands at fifth for 55 meters and sixth for 200 meters on the Tennessee all-time performers lists...Outdoors, Tianna matched her All-America acclaim and SEC runner-up status in the long jump, won a USATF Junior champion and was a U.S. Olympic Trials finalist...Picked up her fourth victory of the season in the long jump when she soared to a career-topping 21-8/6.60m to win the USATF Junior title...That ranks her number two all-time at Tennessee behind Dedra Davis...That sensational effort earned her a spot in the Olympic Trials, where she placed fourth in the qualifying round and wound up with an eighth-place effort of 21-0.75/6.42m in the finals...Was second at both the SEC Championships (20-9.75/6.34m) and the NCAA Mideast Regional (20-6.50/6.26m)...Other victories came at the Sea Ray Relays, Knoxville Invitational and Gatorade Classic...Ran a wind-aided 11.35 in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Championships to place 12th...Qualified for USATF Juniors and logged a windy 11.44 to take sixth...Posted finishes of ninth and fifth, respectively, at the SEC Championships (11.81) and NCAA Mideast Regional (11.41)...Raced to her PR of record at the Sea Ray Relays, where she notched her first collegiate victory in the event with a wind-legal time of 11.50...In the 200 meters, Tianna rolled to a personal-best 23.66 to finish fourth in the open division at the Mt. SAC Relays...Was 16th at SECs in 24.88...Gained fame in Philadelphia after running the opening 200-meter leg that put Tennessee on its way toward setting collegiate, meet, stadium and school records in the sprint medley baton event at the Penn Relays...UT's victory came in a remarkable time of 3:41.78...Ran third leg on a 4x100m relay unit that posted a season best of 45.48 to place seventh at the Sea Ray Relays...Anchored a 4x400m collaboration to third at the Raleigh Relays at the beginning of the season...Was selected the SEC Freshman Outdoor Field Events Athlete of the Year...Named Academic All-SEC and was a member of the Lady Vol Academic Honor Roll.


Member of 2003 USA TODAY All-USA High School Girls Track Team...Named 2003 Gatorade Ohio High School Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year...2002 American Track & Field Outdoor All-American...Charted Lorain County record with nine career state championships, including seven in individual events...Became only the third athlete in Ohio history to win four events at a state championship meet two years in a row, doing so in 2002 and 2003...Joined former Zanesville Rosecrans star Susan Nash (1983-84) and Cleveland East Tech/U.S. Olympic legend Jesse Owens (1932-33) on that list...Tianna's back-to-back victories came in the long jump, the 100 and 200 meters and with the 4x100m relay...Helped Elyria win the Ohio Division I team title in 2003 and post finishes of second, fourth and fourth in 2002, 2001 and 2000, respectively...Pioneers won district titles all four years...Won her third Ohio long jump crown with a state outdoor record and state-meet best measurement of 20-5.75/6.24m in 2003...Also took home Division I long jump trophies as a junior with a leap of 19-0/5.79m and as a sophomore by stretching the tape to 19-4.50/5.90m...Claimed state 100m titles in 2002 and 2003 in 12.02 and 11.72, respectively...Won Ohio 200m championships in 24.48 as a junior and 24.02 as a senior...Finished third at state in the 100 meters as a freshman and sophomore...Was third in the 200 meters as a sophomore...Anchored 4x100m relay to victory in 2003 in a state record time of 47.12...Ran final leg of first-place 4x1 quartet that circled the oval in 47.60 at the 2002 meet...Also contributed to sixth- and third-place efforts on EHS 4x200m in 2000 and 2001 and was also on the 4x200m relay unit that finished sixth at state in 2000...Career bests include 20-7.25/6.28m indoors and outdoors in the long jump...Set the indoor mark on March 23, 2002, at Oberlin College and moved to fourth on the all-time girls' indoor long jump list...Uncorked her outdoor chart-topper at the adidas Outdoor Championships on June 13, 2003, winning and setting a meet record in the process...Other PRs are 6.99 for 55 meters, 7.43 for 60 meters, 11.72 for 100 meters and 23.92 for 200 meters...Clocked the 6.99 in the 55 meters in a first-place result at UT's Stokely Athletics Center in 2003 Volunteer Indoor Track Classic...Clocked best 60m time in semifinals of 2003 Nike Indoor Classic en route to third place (7.44 in finals)...Logged 100m time at 2003 state meet and uncorked 200m output during a summer competition in Dayton, Ohio, in July 2002...Won long jump gold at 2003 USATF Junior Championships with a leap of 20-3.50/6.18m...Was fourth at Pan Am Juniors in 2003, jumping 20-1.75/6.14m...Set meet record at 2002 Nike Indoor Classic, soaring 20-2.50/6.16m to snare a blue ribbon...Also walked away with the intermediate girls division at the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Championships in 2001 with a mark of 19-8.25/6.00m...Lettered four times in track and served as captain three times...Played basketball through her sophomore season but gave it up to focus on track...Appeared in Faces In The Crowd section of Sports Illustrated's July 7, 2003, edition...Participated in Ohio Reads program, working with elementary students...Made the EHS High and Distinguished Honor Rolls all four years.


Tianna is majoring in social work...Cites boxer Roy Jones Jr. as a person she admires and says she likes the sport of boxing because it draws out a person's inner strength...Enjoys reading in her spare time...She has two siblings: Adrianne Porter, 27; and Christina Madison, 16...Tianna Tashelle Madison was born on Aug. 30, 1985, in Elyria, Ohio...Parents are Robert and JoAnn Madison.



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