Dana Ellis

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Dana Ellis
Personal information
Nationality Canadian
Born (1979-12-07) December 7, 1979 (age 38)
Kitchener, Ontario
Alma mater Tulane University
Sport pole vault

Dana Ellis (born December 7, 1979) is a Canadian former pole vaulter.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Ellis finished in a four-way tie for sixth place in the women's pole vault event. Her personal best is 4.52 metres, achieved in August 2007 in California. After her athletic career, she attended medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

• 7th ranked pole vaulter in the world in 2005/2006
• Indoor and Outdoor Canadian National Record Holder in the Women’s pole vault between 2000 and 2008
• 6th place at the 2002 Commonwealth Games
• 5th place at the 2003 Pan American Games
• 1st place at the 2004 Canadian National Track and Field Championships
• 6th place at the 2004 Olympic Games
• 2004 Canadian Field Athlete of the Year
• 1st place at the 2005 Canadian National Track and Field Championships and new Canadian Record (14’10’’/ 4.51m)
• 6th place at the 2005 World Championships
• 5th place at the 2005 IAAF World Athletic Grand Prix Final
• 4th place at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
• New Canadian Record (4.52m) August 18th, 2007
• Winner of the 2008 Grand Prix in Osaka, Japan May 10, 2008

Notable Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Canada
2000 NACAC U-25 Championships Monterrey, Mexico 2nd 3.80m
2001 Universiade Beijing, China 12th 3.90 m
2002 NACAC U-25 Championships San Antonio, Texas, United States 2nd 4.00 m
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 6th 4.00 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 6th 4.40 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 4.35 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 5th 4.35 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 4th 4.25 m