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Leaping Forward

June 6, 2006

Albany -- Levern Spencer winning the Division II national championship in the high jump as a member of the Albany State track team last season, clearing 6' 1/4".

Spencer says winning last year wasn't all that hard.

Now a member of the Georgia track team, she says the level of competition as a lot more difficult.

"I like a lot of competition because it helps me better my heights," says Spencer. 

"When I was in Division II I was pretty much competing against myself. I didn't have a lot of competition. In Division I it's a lot better."

Spencer will look to make it two straight national titles, as qualifying begins Wednesday for the Division I high jump championship.

Spencer seeded third after clearing 1.9 meters.

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