And that isn't even counting two other women who have scored 200+ internationally this fall for the US. I just don't see Gracie beating Alysa, Amber, Karen, Mariah, and Lindsay - and that's not counting Bradie who hasn't skated yet.This weekend alone, three US woman put up better scores in internationals than Gracie put up in a national event. The margin was bigger than one more triple, despite the stricter international judging.
I wouldn't be opposed to Gracie getting another international, but remember: she had a shot at her minimums. But Gracie didn't skate well enough. And then she didn't skate well enough at her earlier championship series event to merit another assignment.
Gracie herself, however, seemed very pleased with her score yesterday. She has her own goals that she seems to be hitting, regardless of whether they'll lead her to the Olys. From an outsider's point of view, she's seems happy with where she's at overall (even if she wasn't super thrilled with yesterday's skate). And that's what I want for her.