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Junior-senior ladies turns gold again for Donovan

Yacomes reels in silver; Jones captures bronze; Harris-Koleczko bags pewter

Courtney Donovan took home her second straight gold, winning the event by more than four points.
Courtney Donovan took home her second straight gold, winning the event by more than four points. (Jay Adeff)

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By Allison Manley, special to icenetwork.com
(04/13/2013) - In a very memorable and playful free skate to Elvis Presley music, Courtney Donovan (All Year FSC) earned 57.65 points to easily win the championship junior-senior ladies gold medal Saturday at the 2013 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz. It was the second straight gold medal for the renowned roller skater.

Displaying impressive flexibility and high-level spins in addition to strong jumps, Jaclyn Yacomes (Body Zone FSC) earned the silver with an elegant skate that earned 53.55 points. She nudged out Brianna Jones (Burnsville-MN Valley FSC), who won the bronze medal with 52.63 points. This was Brianna's first time skating at the U.S. adult championships.

Carly Harris-Koleczko (Mount Clemens FSC) took home the pewter medal with 44.32 points. This was also her first U.S. adult championships as a skater; she once acted as a coach for her mother, Cathy Harris, when she competed at the silver level at one of the earliest adult championships back in Lake Placid, N.Y.