February 13, 2016


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

United States' Tianna Bartoletta celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's long jump at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Friday. AP PHOTO

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…