WORLD-RANKED high jumper Levern Spencer and javelin thrower Albert Reynolds both won medals for Saint Lucia at the Grenada Invitational track and field meet held at the newly-named Kirani James Athletics Stadium in Grenada last weekend.
Spencer, a three-time Olympian and 2016 Rio Olympic Games finalist, opened her 2017 outdoor season by winning the women’s high jump with a clearance of 1.88 metres, defeating 2012 London Olympic Games silver medalistBrigetta Barrett of the USA (1.85 metres), while Jamaica’s Saniel Atkinson-Grier took the bronze medal with a height of 1.82 metres.
Reynolds won the bronze medal with a throw of 75.14 metres. Reynolds currently holds the Saint Lucia national record and Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) record (77.71 metres) set in San Jose in 2015 at the North America, Central America and the Caribbean Championships, winning the bronze medal in the process.
Barbadian JaneilCraigg won the gold with a throw of 78.71 metres and American Cyrus Hostetler (75.25 metres) took the silver.