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Levern Spencer and Albert Reynolds brought home gold and bronze medals, respectively, for St. Lucia at the Grenada Invitational track and field meet held at the newly-named Kirani James Athletics Stadium in Grenada on Saturday, April 8.
Spencer, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games finalist from Babonneau, opened her 2017 outdoor season by winning the women’s high jump with a leap of 1.88m, defeating 2012 London Olympic Games silver medallit Brigetta Barrett of the USA, who recorded 1.85m.
Jamaica’s Saniel Atkinson-Grier of Jamaica captured the bronze medal with an effort of 1.82m. Nigeria’s Doreen Amata finished fourth with the same height as the Jamaican representative.
Meanwhile, national record holder Albert Reynolds, won bronze in the men’s javelin throw with a creditable effort of 75.14m or 246 ft, 10 3/4 inches.
Reynolds, who was born in Castries but grew up in Babonneau, holds the Saint Lucia national record and Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States record, 77.71 m (254 ft 11 1⁄4 inches), set in 2015 at the NACAC Championships in Athletics in San Jose, Costa Rica, when he won bronze.
In Grenda on Saturday, Reynolds finished behind Barbadian Janeil Craigg who registered 78.71m and American Cyrus Hostetler, 75.25m.