Alana Quade (nee Boyd) to be inducted into this years Roll Of Excellence
Congratulations to Alana Quade (nee Boyd) who will be inducted into this years Roll of Excellence in the Track & Field Category
Alana started her Little Athletics career at the Maroochy Little Athletics Centre as an U13 and continued until the age of U15 – the maximum at that time. She was a member of the 1997 Queensland State Team as an U13.
Alana is a world class pole vaulter having won the national championship in 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2015. She was also selected for the 2007 World Championships and 2008 Summer Olympics and was a finalist at 2012 Summer Olympics finishing in 11th place. She was also a finalist in the 2012 Indoor World Championships, finishing in 9th.
Her personal best jump is 4.81 metres, an Australian record achieved in July 2016 on the Sunshine Coast. She won a gold medal for the women’s pole vault at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, which she retained at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Alana’s parents are both former Australian Olympians and her selection at the 2008 Beijing Olympics marked the first time a child of two former Olympians competed in an Australian Olympic team (her mother Denise won gold for the 200 metres at the 1978 Commonwealth Games and ran in three Olympic finals – her father and coach Ray Boyd was a Commonwealth Games champion and double-Olympic pole vaulter).
Alana also has two siblings, who have represented Australia internationally – Jacinta in the long jump and Matt in the pole vault.
Australian Champion in 2008, 2009, 2013, 2015
3 time Olympian in 2008, 2012 and 2016
2 time Commonwealth Games gold medallist National record holder (4.81m)
1997 – U13 QLA State Team – Sydney
2007 – IAAF World Championships, Osaka Japan – international debut 2008 – Beijing Olympics – didn’t make final 4.30m
2010 – Delhi Commonwealth Games – 1st place 2012 – London Olympics – 11th place
2014 – Glasgow Commonwealth Games – 1st place
2015 – IAAF Continental Cup – Marrakech Morocco – 3rd place 2016 – Rio Olympics – 4th place 4.80m
The 2019 Roll Of Excellence will be held at Aloft Perth on 19th October 2019.