Men’s 4 x 400m relay team rises in rankings

The men’s 4 x 400m Australian relay team has moved one step closer to clinching a lane in London after clocking 3:01.58 for second place in Daegu, Korea. World Championships bronze medallist Ben Offereins received the baton from Steve Solomon who acted as the lead out man for the Australian team. Offereins handed over to…

Olympic selection hots up

Athletics Australia have continued their conservative approach to their Olympic team selection. Only athletes who have achieved an A-qualifying standard have been selected in the team so far. No marathon runners have been added to the squad which will compete at the 2012 London Games from 27 July to 12 August. Lisa Weightman is widely…

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…