BOSTON - Agnes Zawadzki of The Broadmoor Skating Club was disappointed by her 13th-place finish in the short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden.

She scored 54.18, leaving her far behind Gracie Gold, who leads with a 72.12 score heading into Saturday's free skate.

"Ah, I was a little surprised," Zawadzki said of her score. "I'm not going to lie, but it's my own fault. I'm just going to take it. You can't change a score. If we could all go back and change it, everybody would be skating clean."

Zawadzki struggled to speak to reporters after her performance. She sniffled as she talked.

"I just wanted to rewind the music and do it again," she said. "It's not over. I'll keep fighting. . Saturday will be better."Flatt struggles

Rachael Flatt, a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School, struggled in her short program performance. Flatt scored 46.57, which left her deep in the pack behind the leaders.

"Obviously being back in nationals is fantastic," Flatt said. "But ..."

She laughed as she considered a rough evening.

"It was a frustrating couple of minutes in the short," she said. "It happens, unfortunately."

Flatt finished seventh in the 2010 Olympics. She is currently a junior at Stanford.

Flatt, 21, plans for this trip to Boston to be her final skating competition. She said she's looking forward to concentrating on her studies.


Home-ice advantage

When Boston skaters Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir finished their performance in the short program, most of the crowd at TD Garden shouted and clapped. This included a few fans sitting in the pressbox.


Broadmoor Skating Club

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