High hopes for second CAC medal for Antigua & Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbuda’s chances of securing a second medal at the ongoing Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games remain high as national female high-jumper, Priscilla Frederick, will be in action for the remainder of this week.
The overseas-based athlete will vie for the title of the Women’s High Jump at the Pista Atletica in Barranquilla, Colombia, against 14 other competitors.
Twenty-nine-year old Frederick will compete against a sea of talented jumpers but her toughest competition will come from Donalie Spencer of St. Lucia.
Spencer, 34, boasts a personal best of 1.98 metres and a season’s best of 1.96 metres, one metre less than the Games record height of 1.97 metres set by Juana Arrendel of the Dominican Republic in San Salvador, Spain in 2002.
Frederick, the 2015 Sportswoman of the year, holds a personal best of 1.91 metres while her season’s best is 1.87 metres.
Bulgaria’s Stefka Kostadinova is the world record holder with a height of 2.09 metres which she achieved in 1987 in Roma, Italy.

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