Who Is Madison Jones, Saltillo High Class of 2021

Madison Jones, Saltillo High leading the 1600 meters at Class 5A State


In most cases in Mississippi, unless you are a close follower of track and field, Madison Jones, Saltillo High is a relatively unknown athlete. Personally, I consider her one of the top female high school athletes in all sports in Mississippi. Track and field athletes do not get the recognition they deserve.

Madison had a great senior year starting with cross country in the fall, into the indoor track season over the winter, and finally outdoor track this season. While she did not break her personal record (PR) of 18:01 in cross country she did run an 18:06 post-season at RunningLanes. 

Indoor is where she started to really perform. She set PR's in at every distance she ran indoors with 2:19.61 in the 800meters she ran 5:01.29 in the 1600 meters and 5:03.88 in the one-mile run. She also ran 10:53.35 in the 3200 meters. But it was at the Adidas Indoor Championships where she really showed out. Madison ran the 5K indoors on a nice 200-meter track in 17:28.40. That broke her outdoor cross country record by 22 seconds. Wow!

Outdoor season 2021 was a great one for Madison. She broke 5 minutes in the 1600 meter twice. At the MHSAA Class 5A State Meet she led her girls 4X800 meter relay to first place, won the 1600 meters in 4:58, and placed 2nd in the 800 meters. Early in the season she also led the state in the 3200 meters when she ran it in 11:28 at the Pontotoc Invitational in her only race at that distance. She held the lead in the 3200 meters rankings until Brooklyn Bianccamano, Long Beach ran faster at the State Meet.

Madison has signed to continue her career in track at Jacksonville University, Florida.

Personal Records High School
300 Meter Hurdles58.38
800 Meter Run2:21.65
1600 Meter Run4:58.69
3200 Meter Run11:28.00
800 Meter Run2:19.61
1600 Meter Run5:01.29
One Mile Run5:03.88
3200 Meter Run10:53.35
5000 Meter Run17:28.40
5000 Meter Run18:01.90
Personal Records Middle School
3200 Meter Run13:43.61
Two Mile Run13:21.33
4000 Meter Run17:20.90
5000 Meter Run21:43.00