St. Lucia’s main medal hopefuls at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – Levern Spencer and Jeannelle Scheper – have duly qualified for the women’s high jump final scheduled to get underway tomorrow, August 1.
Though no one managed 1.88m to automatically qualify for the final, Spencer and Scheper were among the 10 athletes who managed to clear 1.85m and make it through.
Spencer, the Commonwealth rankings leader with 1.96m done in April – two centimetres less than her personal best – finished second in Group A, while her 19-year-old teammate Scheper finished fourth in Group B with a season’s best 1.85m. Scheper has a personal best of 1.92m.
At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India, Spencer recorded St. Lucia’s best-ever individual finish – third place – in her pet event, joining Dominic Johnson, who took bronze in men’s pole vault in 2002 in Manchester.