By Terry Finisterre, SNO Sports Correspondent
By her standards, Jeannelle Scheper had a relatively ordinary weekend as her University of South Carolina Gamecocks track and field team wrapped up the Crimson Tide Invitational in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on March 25.
The women’s finished third at the meet, hosted by the University of Alabama.
Fresh off a record-setting weekend at the Shamrock Invite, where she matched her own school record and broke the meet record, the Gamecocks senior team captain from Saint Lucia set another meet record.
Scheper, who turns 21 this year and is studying Mathematics, won the women’s high jump again on Saturday, breaking the meet record with a height of 1.86m (6′ 1.25″), bringing her closer to her goal of winning the NCAA title in June. Her teammate, Nakita Gray, finished second, jumping five feet, 10.75 inches.
No Saint Lucian has ever won a Division 1 title in the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).
Dane Magloire and Levern Spencer are among those who have lifted hardware at the Divison 2 level, whilst Fabian Felix was a relay champion, also at Division 2.
Scheper, like Spencer, has earned All-American honours by being among the top eight finishers in her event in D1.