Levern retains DL lead with second place at Prefontaine Classic Diamond League

By Terry Finisterre, Sports Correspondent

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5f561164-2017-4ac5-9bed-ca9b79b76ed1Saint Lucia’s Levern Spencer returned to Eugene, Oregon this weekend.

The soon-to-be 32-year-old had Saint Lucia’s best-ever finish at a senior global competition earlier this year, when she finished fifth in Oregon at the IAAF World Indoor Championships.

That meet was at the Oregon Convention Center, but this time around Levern was at historic Hayward Field, for the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League.

Levern came in with the Diamond League lead in women’s High Jump, having taken 10 points with her first-ever DL win in Shanghai.

On this occasion, nursing an ankle sprain, she had to settle for second. clearing 1.92m, whilst Chaunté Lowe’s 1.95m clearance won the contest.

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With her second place finish, Levern moves to 16 DL points, whilst Lowe’s first place finish earned her 10, to move into second overall.

Lowe retains the world outdoor lead for 2016, with a 1.96 clearance, whilst Levern remains joint second with a clearance of 1.95m.

Levern is now back at her base in Athens, Georgia, where she will be continuing her training in prepation for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2016 is already tied as Levern’s third best year ever in terms of her best height attained.

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