Aug. 9, 2012
LONDON – Former Tennessee track & field stars Jangy Addy and Tianna Madison continued Olympic action in London on Thursday. Addy, a Liberian international, concluded the decathlon in 23rd place, while Madison led the U.S. 4x100-meter relay team into the finals.
Addy finished the decathlon with 7,586 total points. Entering day two he sat in 20th place and climbed to 12th following performances in the 110m hurdles and discus, before eventually finishing 23rd.
Americans Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee finished 1-2 with 8,869 points and 8,671 points, respectively.
Madison, a former Lady Vol All-American, opened the United States’ 4x100m relay to help pace the squad to an event-best 41.64 in the qualifying round.
Madison and her teammates Jeneba Tarmoh, Bianca Knight and Lauryn Williams won the first heat from the inside lane.
The group will race in the finals from lane seven in the Olympic Stadium on Friday at 3:40 p.m. ET.