Canadian Olympian in pole vaultUpdated Tuesday January 7, 2014 by Kitchener Sports Association.
PHOTO: Dana Ellis is shown at the media launch for the 2009 Athlete of the Year Program where she was the guest speaker. Dana, a frequent nominee for the award in past years - and recipient of the honour herself for 2004, spoke about her experiences and wished the current nominees all the best.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Dana finished in a 4-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.
• 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
• Winner of the 2008 Grand Prix in Osaka, Japan May 10, 2008
After her athletic career, she attended medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.