Pole vault: 2003 – 2nd (U20), 2005 – 4th (3rd Australian, 1st U 23), 2006 – 4th (3rd Australian), 2007 – 2nd, 2008 – 1st, 2009 1st, 2010 – 2nd, 2011 – DNC, 2012 - DNC
World Championships: 2007 [Osaka, JPN] – Pole vault qual 28th overall (4.20m), 2011 [Daegu, KOR] - qual grp A 6th (4.50m)
Olympic Games: 2008 [Beijing, CHN]– Pole vault qual 16th overall (4.30m)
Commonwealth Games: 2010 [New Delhi, IND] – Pole vault 1st (4.40m)
Continental Cup: 2010 [Spilt, CRO] – Pole vault 6th (4.35m)
EVENTS / PERSONAL BESTS
Pole vault: 4.76m – Perth (AUS), March 2012
Australian record: 4.76m - Perth (AUS), March 2012
Commonwealth gold (2010)
2 x national champion (2008, 2009)
Australian pole vault record
Alana started athletics as a 10-year-old at school. She first represented Queensland at age 11, competing in the high jump at the national championships and went on to clear 1.70m at 14 years old.
Alana’s parents are Ray and Denise Boyd. Both represented Australia at two Olympic Games in athletics; Denise in the 100m, 200m and relay and Ray in the pole vault. Denise also held the Australian record over 200m with 22.32 until Melinda Gainsford-Taylor and Catherine Freeman eclipsed this mark. Denise was seventh in the final of the 200m in both the 1976 and 1980 Olympics and won 11 national titles. Ray won 12 Australian pole vault titles and had a personal best of 5.30m.