May 29, 2016

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Track and field: Elyria native Tianna (Madison) Bartoletta wins long jump and 100 meters at meet in Japan

KAWASAKI, Japan — Elyria native Tianna (Madison) Bartoletta tuned up for the upcoming Rio Olympics with a pair of wins at the Golden Grand Prix on Sunday. Bartoletta, a 2003 Elyria High graduate, won the 100 meters with a time of 11.23, .07 seconds ahead of Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria. Barbara Pierre, also of the Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: In 2003, Pioneers girls track team went from runner-up to state champ

Thirteen years later, the Pioneers still stand alone. The 2003 Elyria High School team owns the only girls state track and field championship in Lorain County history. The Pioneers defeated two-time defending champ Cleveland Heights Beaumont to take home the Division I crown. Elyria was motivated, and liked its chances, after finishing runner-up in 2002. Read More…

Worlds apart: Elyria High graduate Tianna Bartoletta wins second world long jump championship 10 years after her first

BEIJING — You could say Tianna Bartoletta’s track career has been to Helsinki and back. Friday, however, the Elyria High graduate, was definitely in heaven. Bartoletta, known as Tianna Madison during her Elyria days, won her second world long jump title — 10 years after taking the track world by storm with a surprise win Read More…

SPOILER ALERT: Elyria’s own Tianna Madison …

qualifies for semifinals Tianna Madison raced in the 100m sprint today and qualified to race again in the semifinals at 2:35 p.m. Saturday. Her time was 10.97, and she raced in the seventh lane during the fourth heat. The finals are scheduled for 4:55 p.m. Saturday.

Elyrians pay tribute to Tianna Madison’s Olympic bid

ELYRIA — Olympian Tianna Madison was honored this evening at Ely Square. Some 100 people turned out to hear the 2003 Elyria High School graduate’s coaches and relatives pay tribute to her on what was proclaimed Tianna Madison Day in Elyria. “Tianna is, by far, living proof that through preparation, hard work and believing in Read More…