Spencer rues injury
KALIESE SPENCER came into the Zurich Diamond League just two points behind series leader Zuzana Hejnova, but was unable to beat the Czech Republic athlete finishing fourth in a thrilling 400m hurdles race.
Spencer, 28, has been chasing the Beijing World Champion all season, and despite a gallant effort, fell short once again.
Talking to The Gleaner, Spencer said she was in good spirits despite losing out to her rival.
"First, I have to give thanks to God, I'm here and I finished the race healthy."
She continued: "It's been an up and down season. I had an injury to my foot and that stopped me from competing to the best of my ability.
"Things didn't go as I expected them to today, but I am still grateful. I'll be going back to the drawing board and getting ready for next year. Right now, I am just glad I was able to compete.
"I am very determined, very spiritual, and I will go back and train hard in order to get there."
Fellow Jamaican Janieve Russell, 22, finished in seventh place in 55.98.