Honestly, I still consider Christina the underdog and I'd love to see her in the GPF.
Okay, sorry to gush but I just fell in love!
I've seen Haley Dunne's name mentioned a few times but I'd never seen her skate. I'm watching sectionals on Icenetwork and I just saw Haley's SP...ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Just wow...so elegant and graceful, gorgeous presentation, her program was so well done, she connected to the music and the judges, and her jumps have a lightness about them that is so beautiful!
I couldn't find her performance from sectionals but here's her SP from Liberty earlier this summer.
Sorry to gush but I wasn't expecting to see that kind of skating at sectionals! Okay, I'm done.
Haley Dunne's 1st place Easterns SP (58.20) is up on IceNetwork for subscribers (maybe it will turn up on YouTube later) and was a really great performance! She didn't fare as well in the FS yesterday but she qualified for Nationals again at the Senior level.
SENIOR LADIES Qualifiers to 2013 Nationals so far:
Easterns 1-4: Samantha Cesario 163.53, Yasmin Siraj 151.35, Haley Dunne 139.69, Joelle Forte 136.47 [5th: Lauren Dinh 135.68];
Mids 1-4: Ashley Cain 161.49, Becky Bereswill 149.44, Kiri Baga 141.42, Morgan Bell 133.06 [5th-6th: Carly Gold 124.28, Nina Jiang 118.42];
Pacs Ladies 1-7 (after SP; FS is later today): Vanessa Lam 59.43 (highest SP score of all Sr. Ladies at Sectionals), Courtney Hicks 57.80, Sophia Adams 46.33, Amanda Hofmann 44.36, Carolyn-Ann Alba 42.24, Anna Malkova 41.53, Laney Diggs 40.01
ETA final results:
Pacs Ladies 1-4: Vanessa Lam 177.73, Courtney Hicks 161.72, Sophia Adams 131.49, Amanda Hofmann 122.29 [5th Laney Diggs 120.78]
Last edited by Sylvia; 11-14-2012 at 04:22 AM.
Wow! Vanessa nearly got 60pts? Does that mean her jumps are doing better? At the beginning of the JGP she wasn't looking too hot... I need to go back and see that as well. If Courtney isn't leading that probably means she made a mistake.
Yep, I'll probably be watching sectionals all day long...
She did really well at Glacier Falls (I think that was the competition) and then not so well at her one JGP event...now she appears to be doing well at sectionals....
Has she competed since JGP Courchevel? I believe that was the first JGP event of the season...
Also guess we don't need to consider Jiang and Zhao into the JW discussion as neither made it to Nationals too bad.
I thought Laney Diggs retired...
Does anyone know what happened to Nina this season? She just seemed so off all season at competitions.
At least both Cesario and Baga made Nationals!
From what I hear, Nina Jiang plans to be back competing next year and I believe this season's setback will not deter her from trying to attain her skating goals.
Alissa Czisny has withdrawn from NHK Trophy - link to USFS' press release today: http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=48647&type=media
ETA tweets by Phil Hersh (@olyphil) today:
After withdrawing from NHK, Alissa Czisny just texted me: "I have no doubts whatsoever I will be ready and prepared for nationals"
"Withdrawal mostly a matter of not being able/wanting to push hip to prepare in time. Absolutely can't risk any setbacks"
"We are looking for a competition before nationals (even something local would be helpful)"
Last edited by Sylvia; 11-14-2012 at 08:37 PM.