Levern Spencer was a four-time All-American in the high jump during her career at Georgia.
Aug. 9, 2012
LONDON --- Former Lady Bulldog Levern Spencer wrapped up her second Olympic Games with the high jump qualifying round in London on Thursday morning.
The St. Lucia native, who carried the flag for her country during the Opening Ceremonies, cleared her first height (5 feet, 10 ¾ inches) on her opening try before working up to a top mark of 6-2.75. Spencer reached this on her third attempt as it took at least 6-4 to reach the high jump finals.
Spencer owns the school record in both the indoor and outdoor high jump, including a mark of 6-4.25 at the 2007 World Championships. She was a four-time All-American in the event over the 2006-07 seasons after finishing as the national runner-up to teammate Patty Sylvester at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships. Spencer also captured the 2006 and 2007 Southeastern Conference outdoor titles as well as the 2006 SEC indoor crown.
This concludes the Olympic action for the 10 athletes from six different nations who have ties to Georgia's track and field program. Reese Hoffa (USA) highlighted the group by earning a Bronze medal in the men's shot put earlier in the Games. Hoffa continues to train in Athens under his collegiate throws coach, Bulldog assistant Don Babbitt.