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Levern Places Second

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IT was another solid performance for Saint Lucia’s world-ranked high jumper, Levern Spencer, when she achieved a second place finish competing at the biggest competition held this indoor season.

This has been Spencer’s sixth podium finish for 2018. She has won 5 golds and 1 silver on the trout.

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Levern Spencer

Competing on Tuesday in Banska, Slovakia, Spencer, who has been having a prolific 2018 season, came up against a very talented field which included the top jumpers in the world this indoor season.

Included in that field were the World Champion from Russia, the Rio Olympics silver medalist from Bulgaria and the best from Slovakia, Sweden and Italy.

The event was eventually won by World No.1, Maria Lasitskene of Russia, who cleared a height of 2.02 metres on the day, with Spencer, the Caribbean’s leading jumper, easily soaring over the bar on her first attempt at 1.94 metres to place second behind the 2017 World Championship gold medalist Lasitskene.

Italy’s No.1, Alicia Trost, and Michaela Hruba of the Czech Republic both cleared 1.91 to place joint third.

Spencer is currently on her way to France where she will compete on Friday.

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