Former Lady Vol Tianna Madison wins gold in 4x100 relay

LONDON (AP) -- Carmelita Jeter crossed the finish line pointing the baton at the clock showing a world record of 40.82 seconds Friday night as the United States won the women's Olympic 4x100-meter relay for the first time since 1996.

Tianna Madison, 200-meter champion Allyson Felix and Bianca Knight gave the U.S. a big lead heading into the anchor leg by Jeter, the 100 silver medalist.

Their time smashed the old record of 41.37 by East Germany in 1985.

Madison attended the University of Tennessee in 2004 and 2005. She excelled in the long jump. She captured national championships in both the indoor and outdoor long jumps. She left UT after her sophomore year. However, her long jump career never really got off the ground and she made the transition into sprints.


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