Event: Long Jump
PR: 6.89m/22-7.25 (2005)
Born: August 30, 1985 in Elyria, Ohio
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Elyria (Ohio) HS '03
College: Tennessee '07
Coach: Bobby Kersee
Agent: John Nubani
Career Highlights: 2006 USA Outdoor runner-up; 2005 World Outdoor champion; 2006 World Indoor silver medalist; 2005 NCAA Indoor & Outdoor champion; 2004 USA Junior champion
In 2007, Madison moved to Los Angeles and is working with coach Bobby Kersee…posted
an indoor personal best of 6.80m/22-3.75 in winning the silver medal in the long
jump at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships…Madison burst on the national
stage with 2005 NCAA indoor and outdoor championship victories before placing
second at the 2005 USA Outdoor Championships in June. Madison then unleashed a
personal best leap of 6.89m/22-7.25 in the fifth round of the World Outdoor
Championships to win the gold medal...chose to forgo the remainder of her
collegiate eligibility to become a professional athlete...as a collegiate
freshman at the University of Tennessee in 2004, Madison earned indoor
All-America honors and scored in multiple events at SEC Indoors...Landed a
fifth-place long jump of 6.22m/20-5 at the NCAA Championships to earn her first
All-America distinction…was selected the SEC Freshman Outdoor Field Events
Athlete of the Year and was named Academic All-SEC, along with being a member of
the Lady Vol Academic Honor Roll. Madison was a member of 2003 USA Today All-USA
High School Girls Track Team and was named the 2003 Gatorade Ohio High School
Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year...she had nine career state
championships, including seven in individual events and became only the third
athlete in Ohio history to win four events at a state championship meet two
years in a row, 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.
2008: 5th at Olympic Trials (6.58m/21-7.25)...8th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (6.04m/19-9.75w)…6th at adidas Track Classic (6.25m/20-6.25)
2007: 5th at USA Outdoors (6.57m/21-6.75)...10th at World Outdoors (6.47m/21-2.75)...1st at Modesto Relays (6.60m/21-8)…7th at Madrid (6.61m/21-8.25w)…ranked #5 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 6.60m/21-8.
2006: USA Outdoor runner-up (6.77m/22-2.5)...World Indoor silver medalist (6.80m/22-3.75)...USA Indoor runner-up (6.59m/21-7.5)...3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (6.46m/21-2.5w)...10th at DN Galan (6.21m/20-4.5)…1st at DecaNation (6.60m/21-8)…ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 6.80m/22-3.75.
2005: World Outdoor champion (6.89m/22-7.25)...USA Outdoor Champs runner-up (6.70m/22-.5)...NCAA Outdoor champion (6.66m/21-10.25)...1st at NCAA Mideast Regional (6.52m/21-4.75)...NCAA indoor champion (6.78m/22-3PR)...SEC Outdoor champion (6.92m/22-8.5w)...SEC Indoor champion (6.71/22-0.75i)...1st at Tyson (6.69m/21-11.5i)...1st at Knoxville (6.59m/21-7.5)...2nd at Stock (6.58m/21-7.25)...ranked #2 in the world (#1 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 6.89m/22-7.25.
2004: 8th at Olympic Trials (6.42m/21-0.75)...USA Junior champion (6.60m/21-8)...2nd at NCAA Mideast Regional (6.26m/20-6.5)...2nd at SEC Champs (6.34m/20-9.75).