Female Athlete of the Month

Jet Sports Training Female Athlete of the Month: Salpointe track & field athlete Madison Martinez

Madison Martinez is headed to Ole Miss on a track & field scholarship (Ole Miss graphic)

Salpointe senior Madison Martinez, who is headed to Ole Miss, closed her illustrious high school track and field career in May with AIA Division III championships in the long jump and triple jump and finished second in the triple jump in the state meet with a personal-record mark.

In the Division III meet on May 4, Martinez placed first in the long jump with a mark of 17 feet, 9 inches. She won the triple jump in the event at 38-6.

In the state meet a week later, she finished second in the triple-jump competition with a personal-record leap of 40-7.5. Copper Canyon’s Zalaya Dupre won with a mark of 41-9.5.

Martinez also had a personal-best time in one of the heats of the 200-meter race in the state meet, finishing in 24.94 seconds. She placed fifth in the final 200 race in 25.04.

Salpointe’s 4×100 relay team that featured Martinez running anchor placed second in the Division III meet with a time of 49.5 seconds. The team also had Symmone Jackson, Rebecca Jasso and Ryann Odum.

For her successful performances in significant meets in May, Martinez is the Jet Sports Training Female Athlete of the Month.

January 2024: Sunnyside basketball player Nayeli Nidez-Acuña
February 2024: Sunnyside wrestler Audrey Jimenez
March 2024: CDO hurdler Karsten Lewis
April 2024: CDO softball player Amelia Streuber
May 2024: Salpointe track and field athlete Madison Martinez


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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