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Tianna Madison wins national title in 60 meters


Make no mistake about it: Tianna Madison is back.

The Elyria High grad and former world long jump champion (2005) won the 60-meter dash Sunday at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque.

Madison, who equaled her season’s world-leading time of 7.02 in the finals to beat Barbara Pierre (7.05) and Lakya Brookins (7.14), now owns the three fastest times in the world this season and the fifth-fastest in U.S. history.

“I’m happy,” Madison was quoted as saying in a press release. “It always feels good to execute after I’ve trained hard all fall.”

The 26-year-old Madison, who won her first USA track title, qualified to represent Team USA in the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 9-11.

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