Biography

Melina has already been to two Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur and Manchester. She is national pole vault champion. She attended her first Olympic Games in Athens.

Coach:    Doug McClymont, Keiran McKeeClub:    North Harbour Bays

Qualifying Standard: 4.20mQualifying Performance: 4.31m    NZ National Track & Field Championships    Wanganui, 11 March 2005 

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

2005 World Track & Field Championships  Helsinki2004 Olympic Games    Athens2003 World Track & Field Championships  Paris2002 Commonwealth Games   Manchester1997 World Universaide    Sicily 

NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

2006 Pole Vault2005 Pole Vault2004 Pole Vault2003 Pole Vault2002 Pole Vault2000 Pole Vault1999 Pole Vault1997 Pole Vault1994 Pole Vault1993 Pole Vault1992 Pole Vault

NEW ZEALAND RECORDS

2003  Pole Vault   

PERSONAL BESTS

Pole Vault  4.40m  Gold Coast   2003RANKING

Pole Vault  34th  World 2005   5th    Commonwealth 2005

PERSONAL PROGRESSION

Pole Vault  4.20  Christchurch   20064.31  Wanganui   2005   4.30  Gent    2004   4.40  Gold Coast   2003   4.25  Loughborough   2002   4.00  Hastings   2001   4.15  Wellington   2000   4.02  Christchurch   1999   4.01  Papakura   1998

IN MAJOR EVENTS

CWG 2002: 9 3.90 4qB 4.00OG 2004: 12qA 4.15  WC 2003: 10=qA 4.00  WC 2005: 12qA 4.15    

SEASON PERFORMANCES

Capital Classic Wellington 13 January 2006 4.00 1stNZ Nationals  Christchurch 27 January 2006  4.20 1stAustralian Nationals Sydney 2 February 2006  4.25 3rd