|Born||August 30, 1985 (age 29)
Elyria, Ohio, U.S.
Tianna Bartoletta (née Madison; born August 30, 1985) is an American track and field athlete, who specializes in the long jump and the short sprinting events. She was world champion in both the indoor and outdoor long jump in 2005 and 2006, respectively. She was an Olympian in 2012, finishing fourth in the 100m race and earning a gold medal by leading off the world record-setting 4x100 m relay team.
Born in Elyria, Ohio, Bartoletta attended local public schools, including Elyria High School. Throughout her 4 years there, Bartoletta was a member of the 2003 USA TODAY All-USA High School Girls Track Team, and the Elyria High School basketball and track teams. She appeared in the 2003 "Faces In The Crowd" section of Sports Illustrated, participated in the Ohio Reads program working with elementary students, made Elyria High School’s High and Distinguished Honor Rolls each of the four years, and was named the 2003 Gatorade Ohio High School Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
Bartoletta was named a 2002 American Track & Field Outdoor All-American, earned nine career state championships, including seven in individual events, became the third athlete in Ohio history to win four events at a state championship meet two years in a row (Susan Nash 1983-84 and Jesse Owens 1932-33), helped her team to earn the Ohio Division I team title in 2003, and Team district titles all four years. Bartoletta won the third Ohio long jump crown and set a state outdoor record and state-meet best in 2003, while claiming state 100m titles in 2002 and 2003 and winning the Ohio 200m championships. Bartoletta anchored the 4x100m relay to victory in both 2002 and 2003, setting state records. She set the indoor mark in 2002 and is fourth on the all-time girls' indoor long jump list.
Bartoletta lettered all four years in track, serving as captain 3 of those 4 years. She won the Intermediate Girls Division at the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Championships in 2001, set the meet record at the 2002 Nike Indoor Classic, won and set a new meet record at the Adidas Outdoor Championships in 2003, won first place result at UT's Stokely Athletics Center in 2003 Volunteer Indoor Track Classic, and won the Gold Medal in the Long Jump at 2003 USATF Junior Championships.
College and international career
Tianna Bartoletta attended the University of Tennessee. Before graduating, Bartoletta won the SEC Indoor Long Jump, SEC Outdoor Long Jump, NCAA Indoor Long Jump, and NCAA Outdoor Long Jump Titles, and both Indoor and Outdoor All-America honors. Bartoletta was successful academically as well being named Academic All-SEC and a member of the Lady Vol Academic Honor Roll.
Setting her mark on the school, Bartoletta is currently third all-time on University of Tennessee's Indoor Performer Lists in the 60m race and Long Jump, Fifth all-time on the Lady Vol Performer List in the Triple Jump, Fifth all-time on the University of Tennessee’s All-Time Performer List in the 55m Race, Sixth all-time on the University of Tennessee’s All-Time Performer List in the 200m Race.
While in college, Bartoletta was selected as the SEC Freshman Outdoor Field Events Athlete of the Year. She also won the Long Jump and 55m Race at the SEC Invitational, the Long Jump at the Penn State National Open, the Sea Ray Relays, the Knoxville Invitational, the Gatorade Classic, and ran the opening 200-meter leg that set collegiate, meet, stadium and school records in the sprint medley baton event at the Penn Relays for Tennessee.
Bartoletta was a U.S. Olympic Trials Finalist and is ranked Number 2 All-Time in Tennessee’s history of the Outdoor Long Jump.
In 2006, Bartoletta defended her title by becoming the World Outdoor Champion with a jump of 6.80 meters.
Bartoletta won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London in the women's 4x100 relay. Bartoletta ran the lead-off leg in the final, in which the U.S. team set a world record. Bartoletta also competed in the individual 100 meter event. She reached the final, finishing fourth with a personal best time of 10.85.
In 2014, Bartoletta was crowned USA Outdoor champion in the 100m, USA Indoor champion in the 60m, and USA Outdoor long jump runner-up. So far in 2015, Bartoletta has defended her title as the USA Indoor champion in the 60m and is currently ranked number 1 in the world in the women's long jump.
- 60m – 7.02 (2012)
- 100m – 10.85 (2012)
- 200m – 22.37 (2012)
- 4x100m – 40.82 (2012, World Record)
- Long Jump – 7.02m (2014)
In October 2012, Bartoletta was named to the U.S. National bobsled team. Bartoletta was one of three track and field Olympians (along with Lolo Jones and Hyleas Fountain) invited to the U.S. women's bobsled push championship by coach Todd Hays. Jones and Bartoletta made the bobsled team, giving them a chance to earn a spot on the bobsled World Cup circuit. On November 9, 2012, Bartoletta and teammate Elana Meyers placed third in Bartoletta's first career World Cup bobsledding competition.
Bartoletta is the Founder and President of Club 360, a program helping young women build successful lives by enabling them to broaden their experiences and made educated decisions. Club 360 develops positive models and ways to set and achieve goals.
- 2005 World Championship women's long jump results
- Fendrich, Howard (August 10, 2012). "U.S. sets world record in women's 4x100m". The Associated Press. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
- NBC Olympics - Women's 100m final results
- USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships 2015
- IAAF Diamond League World Rankings
- Tianna Bartoletta profile at IAAF
- "US national bobsled team named". Team USA.org. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
- Reynolds, Tim (October 25, 2012). "Lolo Jones selected to US bobsled team". The Associated Press. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
- "Lolo Jones' team win silver in World Cup bobsled". The Associated Press. November 9, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2012.