Tennessee Olympians: Tianna (Madison) Bartoletta, Track and Field

bartoletta12015551VFL Tianna Bartoletta, formerly Tianna Madison, still holds Tennessee’s all-time best long jump mark both indoors (6.78m) and outdoors (6.89m). She won the 2005 NCAA National Championships both indoors and outdoors in the long jump. She also earned three All-America honors her freshman year.

Bartoletta was a 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the women’s 4×100 meter relay. She earned gold in the long jump for Team USA at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing and will be headed to her second consecutive Olympic games. Bartoletta will compete in two events for Team USA as she notched a second-place finish in the women’s long jump at the Olympic Trials with a distance of 7.02 meters (23-0.50 ft). She will don the Red, White and Blue in the women’s 100 meters as well after finishing second in the final with a time of 10.78 (+1.0).

Read more about UT athletes at the Rio Olympics from UT Sports.