It was another solid performance for Saint Lucia’s world ranked high jumper Levern Spencer. She achieved a second place finish competing at the biggest competition held this indoor season.
Competing Tuesday February 6, 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 was 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 number one, Maria Lasitskene of Russia. She cleared a height of 2.02 metres (m) on the day, with Spencer, the Caribbean’s leading jumper, easily soaring over the bar on her first attempt at 1.94 m to place second behind the 2017 World Championship gold medalist Lasitskene. Italy’s number one Alicia Trost and Michaela Hruba of the Czech Republic both cleared 1.91m to tie for third.