AS A SENIOR: Competed in 13 meets over the course of the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons … started the season with a win in the weight throw at the Blue & Gold Invitational (17.78m) … threw season-best in the weight throw at the Wisconsin-Notre Dame Dual (17.81m) … placed second in the weight throw at the Alex Wilson Invitational (17.78m) … took 14th at the ACC Indoor Championships in the weight throw (17.16m) … placed seventh in the hammer throw (51.65m) and 11th in discus (41.44m) at the Stanford Invitational … threw a season-best in the discus at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays to place third (43.63m) … ended the season at the ACC Outdoor Championships with 14th place finishes in both the hammer throw (51.99m) and the discus (40.60m) … tabbed to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in 13 meets between the indoor and outdoor seasons … began the season with a fifth place finish in shot put (13.18m) and a fourth place showing in weight throw (16.27m) at the Blue & Gold Invitational … snagged a sixth place finish in shot put (13.56m) … finished ninth in weight throw (16.28m) at the Notre Dame Invitational … finished 13th in shot put (12.45m) and placed 10th in weight throw (16.76m) at the Razorback Invitational … competed at the Meyo Invitational, placing sixth in shot put (18.10m) … finished 12th in weight throw at the Spire DI Invitational (16.96m) … placed 12th in weight throw at the ACC Indoor Championships (17.12m) … kicked off the outdoor slate placing 21st in discus (39.05m) and 13th in the hammer throw (51.18m) at the Bobcat Invitational … snagged a ninth place finish in discus (39.43) and third in the hammer throw (51.61m) at the Stanford Invitational … finished fifth in discus (43.47) and sixth in the hammer throw (50.12m) at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … earned a fifth place finish in discus (42.88) and placed seventh in the hammer throw (50.03) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … finished fourth in the hammer throw at the Gina Relays (50.80m) … placed fifth in the hammer throw at the Jesse Owens Track Classic (51.90m) … wrapped the season with a ninth-place finish in discus at the ACC Outdoor Championships (44.68m).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in 13 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field seasons … represented the Irish at the ACC Indoor Championships, tossing her way to a 19th place finish in the shot put (12.56m) and a 16th place finish in the weight throw (16.16m) … recorded best mark in the shot put (13.69m) at the Hillsdale College Relays, while logging best weight throw distance (17.09m) at the Blue & Gold Invitational … placed ninth in the discus (43.90m) at the ACC Outdoor Championships … concluded the season with a 12th place finish in the shot put (12.49m) at the Billy Hayes Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in 12 meets during the indoor & outdoor seasons … competed in shot put, hammer throw and discus … threw hammer and discus at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … longest hammer throw (48.17m) and shot put (12.42m) came at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays … best discus throw (41.20m-6th) came at the Polytan Invitational … placed fifth at the Spartan Invitational in the shot put … competed at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the weight throw, recording a distance of 16.16m, her best of the season … finished seventh in the shot put at the Blue & Gold Invitational … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from New Buffalo High School (New Buffalo, Michigan) in the spring of 2012 … twelve-time letterwinner in volleyball, basketball and track … named 2011 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Winner State Finalist … was state champion and school record holder in discus … named all-region and all-conference in discuss and shot put senior year… WSJM Athlete of the Week and of the Year Finalist junior year … named captain, MVP, all-conference, and to the Scholastic Award (volleyball and basketball) … named all-region and academic all-state in volleyball … named to the Honorable Mention list in the Detroit Free-Press … named the 2012 WSJM Female Athlete of the Year, Herald Palladium Senior Female Athlete of the Year 2012 and the Detroit Free-Press Scholar Athlete … recipient of the St. Joseph/Benton Harbor Rotary Club Track Scholarship … vice-president (2011) and president (2012) of student government … named a MHSAA Scholar Athlete (2012) … was Vice-President of Michigan City CISV Chapter … father played basketball at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. … full name is Lena Alexis Madison … born in Michigan City, Indiana … daughter of Paul and Karla Madison … has one younger sister … enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in Spanish and American Studies.