Trenary was doing harder jumps than Witt, Thomas, or Kadavy in 86-88 with a triple flip in long and triple flip combo in short. Her artistry was better than Thomas, and in some ways better than Witt as her positions were prettier and lines nicer. Her figures were great. So why couldnt she be a champion and be the dominant skater of 86-88. At the 88 Olympics she cleanly did a triple flip combo. One would think with her high artistic marks too she would win the short over Witt who did only a triple toe combo but she was only placed 6th with really low technical marks. Were her jumps small and very low quality compared to the other top girls even when she did them cleanly. Is that what held her back? Or was it speed or weak spins. Maybe if I saw her live I would understand. Also had she not gotten injured could she have been a gold contender at the 91 and 92 events even without figures. At the 1990 Goodwill Games she made 3 mistakes in the long program and lost only a 4-3 split to Kristi Yamaguchi who had only 1 mistake even with Kristi's much harder jumps and already matured artistic side, so it seems she could beat Kristi if both skated well and Kristi won all of the 91 Worlds, 92 Olympics, and 92 Worlds, so it looks like Jill would have been a big contender for gold based on that. Such an underrated and talented skater who seems skating fans dont appreciate today. I think it is because she beat incredible best ever skating by Ito to win the 1990 Worlds but it was not her fault she did so much better in figures that event, which is the only reason she won. The judges acknowledged her free skating was much weaker than Ito there, but the system gave her the gold, not the judges. She seems hated forever for that though, even after years of being underrated by judges compared to overrated Witt and sometimes Thomas and Manley.