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Levern Spencer is good as gold at Pan American Games

Image: (L-R) Pricilla Frederick (Antigua and Barbuda), Levern Spencer (Saint Lucia) and Kimberly Williams (Jamaica) (Photo: Dave Pascal)
(L-R) Pricilla Frederick (Antigua and Barbuda), Levern Spencer (Saint Lucia) and Kimberly Williams (Jamaica) (Photo: Dave Pascal)

High jumper Levern Spencer shut out the cold and captured gold on Thursday, in the ladies high jump competition at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

Spencer cleared 1.87 metres to finish ahead of Priscilla Frederick of Antigua and Barbuda on countback. Spencer had a clean slate up until the 1.90 meter mark.

Frederick had an opportunity to dethrone the defending champ, but failed on her final attempt at 1.90 meters. Saint Lucians everywhere must have been holding their breath awaiting the outcome of this exciting competition.

Jamaica’s Kimberly Williams placed third with Jeanelle Scheper finishing fourth. Both ladies cleared 1.84 meters.

More on Spencer’s victory in Tuesday’s edition of the VOICE!

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

He covers and contributes articles highlighting the areas of international, regional, national, community based clubs and schools sporting activities. There is never an off day as he stays busy... Read full bio...

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