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Alana Alexander
Position: Jumps
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.
High School: Centennial
Experience: 2 Letters

 

2012: Outdoor season was highlighted by a career-best triple jump of 40-feet, 7-inches to win the Pepsi Team Invitational at Hayward Field ... that mark moved her to seventh on the UW top-10 list ... jumped 37-8 to take sixth in the triple jump at the UW-WSU Dual, and also went 17-7 in the long jump, a season-best ... indoors, started with a triple jump of 38-3 ½ at the UW Indoor Preview, placing sixth ... also went 38-2 at the UW Invitational for a 10th-place finish ... competed at the MPSF Championships, taking 14th in the triple jump at 36-9 ½ ... earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2011: Competed at her first career Pac-10 Championships, placing 12th in the triple jump with a best of 38-3 ¼ ... upped her personal-best in the triple jump to 39-8 ½, set at the Oregon Relays where she placed third ... placed third at the UW-WSU dual in the triple jump, going 38-9 ... 10th in the triple at the Pepsi Team Invite at 38-4 ... best long jump of the year was 17-10 ¾ in the dual meet to place sixth ... indoors, was 11th at the MPSF Championships in the triple jump with a mark of 38-10 ¼, a new indoor best ... took sixth in the triple jump at the UW Invitational, going 38-6 ¼ and was fourth at the UW Indoor Preview at 38-1 ¼ ... a Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

2010: Had a full first season indoors in the long and triple jump ... led the team indoors in the long jump and made great progress throughout the season in the triple ... competed at the MPSF Championships in both jumps, taking 14th in the long jump at 17-10 ¼ and 11th in the triple jump at 38-0 ... had three straight PRs in the triple jump through the end of the indoor season, finishing with a third-place finish at the UW Final Qualifier with a mark measuring 38-8 ¼ ... redshirted the outdoor season, competing just once, but extended her best triple jump mark once again, going 39-1 at the Ken Shannon Invite ... also won the long jump at the Ken Shannon at 17-feet, 8-inches.

High School and Personal: Born in Bakersfield, California ... parents are Trena and Pat Alexander ... has one older brother, Taylor ... versatile athlete competing regularly in the hurdles and jumps ... placed sixth at the California state meet in the long jump in 2008 and took eighth in the triple jump ... won Yosemite League long and triple jump titles as a senior ... made state in the 300-meter hurdles as a sophomore ... an All-Area selection from 2007-09 ... Team MVP in 2008 and 2009 and Rookie of the Year in 2006 ... also lettered three years in volleyball from 2006-08.

Major Meets
2010 MPSF - 14th, Long Jump; 11th, Triple Jump
2011 MPSF - 15th, Long Jump; 11th, Triple Jump
2011 Pac-10 - 12th, Triple Jump
2012 MPSF - 14th, Triple Jump

Collegiate Best Marks
Long Jump.......17-10 3/4 / 17-10 1/4i
Triple Jump.......40-7 / 38-10 1/4i

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