All-Caribbean podium in Pan Am Games high jump

By August 08, 2019
Priscilla Frederick ofAntigua and Barbuda competes in the women's high jump during the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Frederik won the silver medal. Priscilla Frederick ofAntigua and Barbuda competes in the women's high jump during the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Frederik won the silver medal. AP Photo/Martin Mejia

St Lucia’s Levern Spencer topped a podium of Caribbean athletes in the women’s high jump at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on Thursday.

Spencer jumped 1.87 metres to get the better of Antigua and Barbuda’s Priscilla Frederick, who cleared the same height, but lost out on count back.

The bronze medal also went to an athlete from the Caribbean as, Jamaica’s Kimberley Williamson leapt to 1.84 metres for third, beating the season’s best of another St Lucia athlete Jeanelle Anna Scheper.

Scheper also leaped 1.84 and was better than Brazil’s Valdileia Martins on count back.

Jamaica’s Latoya Hanson did not start.

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