Boyd breaks Australian record

With a leap of 4.76m, Alana Boyd has tonight broken the Australian Pole Vault record previously held by Kym Howe (4.72m) at the Strive Inter-Club Athletics Meet at the WA Athletics Stadium. In her third competition in as many weeks, Boyd attained the new national mark on her third attempt. After clearing her opening height…

Boyd rises high in Perth

Alana Boyd (WA) and John Steffensen (WA) have entertained a home crowd with convincing wins in the pole vault and 400m respectively at the second leg of the Qantas Australian Athletics Tour tonight, while Sally Pearson (Qld) returned to the hurdles. In front of a record crowd of 3600 at the Go for 2&5 Perth…

Boyd focused on breaking national record

Pole vaulter Alana Boyd will head to the world indoor championships in Istanbul next month in a bid to break the national record after setting a new Australian all-comers mark in Perth on Saturday night. Boyd cleared 4.66m at the Perth Track Classic to beat the domestic record set by Kym Howe at the Commonwealth…

Over the bar with Alana Boyd

Alana Boyd, the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist in the pole vault,  is competing at the Perth Track Classic tonight. Boyd joined Grandstand’s Karen Tighe today to talk about getting closer to the Australian record of 4.72m, her thoughts on fellow vaulter Steve Hooker’s loss of confidence and about her move from Queensland to Perth to…

Ebden nominated for ATP Newcomer of the Year

After rising 117 spots in the world rankings inside twelve months to a career high of #79, Matt Ebden’s stellar year has been recognised by his peers after being nominated as a finalist in the ATP World Tour Newcomer of the Year award for 2011. Ebden is joined by fellow Australian and Davis Cup team…

Rhys Mainstone joins Sam Maxwell Sports Management

Rhys Mainstone has become the latest Australian athlete to join the Sam Maxwell Sports Management stable. An open-water swimmer, Mainstone won gold in the 10km event at the 2010 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships. In the same year he was sixth in the 5km at the FINA World Open Water Championships in Roberval, Canada, and…