Mariah Bell leads after the short program

Mariah Bell (Photo from @USFigureSkating on Twitter)

Skating to P!nk’s Glitter in the Air, last season’s U.S. National silver medalist Mariah Bell started her short program with a double axel. The 24-year-old, who won a silver medal at Skate America in 2016 and two bronze medals at Grand Prix events last year, also landed a triple flip-triple toe loop combination and a double Lutz. She received a score of 76.48 points.

2018 U.S. National champion Bradie Tennell opened her short program with a double axel. The 22-year-old Illinoisan landed a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination and triple flip. She earned a total score of 73.29 points and stands second.

15-year-old Audrey Shin opened her short program with a triple Lutz-triple toe loop. With a clean double axel and triple loop, the young skater received a total score of 69.77 points for third place.

Former Olympian Gracie Gold performed her short program to Destiny Child’s Survivor. The 25-year-old started her program with a doubled Lutz and a double axel, and then did a just double flip instead of a needed combination. She earned a total score of 46.36 points.

Results:

  1. Mariah BELL (USA) – 76.48
  2. Bradie TENNELL (USA) – 73.29
  3. Audrey SHIN (USA) – 69.77
  4. Karen CHEN (USA) – 68.13
  5. Amber GLENN (USA) – 67.85
  6. Paige RYDBERG (USA) – 63.91
  7. Shan LIN (China) – 59.29
  8. Sierra VENETTA (USA) – 59.28
  9. Finley HAWK (USA) – 59.12
  10. Starr ANDREWS (USA) – 57.20
  11. Pooja KALYAN (USA) – 55.50
  12. Gracie GOLD (USA) – 46.36

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