RCI St. Lucia
posted on April 15, 2014 08:16
With the 2014 outdoor season just about one month old, St. Lucia's premiere highjumper and Caricom record holder, Levern Donaline Spencer made her best ever start to any season, with a gold medal winning performance at her first outdoor competition for this year.
Competing last Saturday at the Spec Towns National Team Invitational in Athens, Georgia, the two time Olympian jumped her way to the No.1 position on the 2014 world listing with a clearance of 1.96m, equalling her 2nd best jump ever, which is just 2cm shy of her national and Caricom record of 1.98m.
The silver medal was won by Leontia Kallenou, representing the University Of Georgia, with former World Indoor Champion and US record holder Chaunte Lowe winning the bronze. They both cleared a mark of 1.88m with Kallenou having fewer misses.
Spencer just came off her best ever indoor season which saw her set a new national and Caricom indoor record of 1.95m to get into the finals of the World Indoor Championships in Poland where she placed 7th out of 9 finalists. The best ever performance by a St. Lucian athlete.
The worldclass highjumper is back in training in preparation for a busy 2014 outdoor season with special focus on the Commonwealth Games scheduled for Glasgow Scotland later this year , and if this performance is anything to go by, then the regions best highjumper is in for another prolific year.