Lam qualifies for U.S. Nationals

DOWNEY - Downey's Vanessa Lam captured her second Pacific Coast Senior Ladies figure skating title this week in Provo, Utah.She skated a flawless short program and free skate to win the event with a personal best score of 177.73, nearly 15 points ahead of her closest rival. Lam's score of 118.30 in the freeskating portion is the fifth highest score this season in the world; only one American U.S. champion, Ashley Wagner, has scored higher. The victory in Provo earned Lam a berth at the U.S. National Championships in Omaha this January. Lam has won two Jr. Grand Prix Gold medals in international competition. The Downey High School senior trains daily at The Rinks Westminster Ice with former Olympic team coach Doug Chapman and Olympic silver medalist Dianne DeLeeuw.

********** Published: November 22, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 32