Carla Battaglia-Greene (2012)
About Carla Battaglia-Greene
Hailing from Centerville High School, the versatility of Carla Battaglia at the State Championship level is singular in its accomplishments as she dominated the 1980 and 1981 seasons. District and Regional Championships in the 100HH, long jump, high jump, and 4 x 400M were followed up with a State Championship title in the long jump. Carla was a 5-7.75 high jumper, 18’10” long jumper, 14.7 in the 100HH, 26.2 in the 200, and a 56.8 split in the 4 x 400M. Her efforts helped Centerville High School take away the team State Runner-up title in 1980 and the 1981 State Championship. Also in 1981, she was named All-American. At Indiana University, more events awaited her to conquer and Carla undertook the heptathlon. Her 178’10” javelin throw in 1984 was the Big Ten record. Her 4th place in the long jump and 5th place in the triple jump added to her Big Ten honors and her individual 26 point effort towards the team scoring was a Big Ten Record. For her all-around performance, she was named the “Athlete of the Meet.” Carla also won the 1984 Big Ten title in the heptathlon (5354) setting another Big ten record on her way to being an NCAA All-American. In 1985, she won the Big Ten title in the pentathlon earning her third Big Ten record. At the national level of competition, Carla competed in the 1985 National Championships finishing 6th in the javelin. She also competed as a member of the National Sports Festival Team in 1983, 1985, and 1987. Carla Battaglia remains one of the best all-around athletes to ever come out of Ohio. She currently resides in Beavercreek, Ohio.