Bummer. Bel Air’s Kimmie Meissner places 8th at Skate America

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    Bel Air’s Olympian figure skater Kimmie Meissner debuted her new program at this past weekend’s Skate America in Everett, Washington, hoping that a switch of coaches and locales would reinvigorate her after a disappointing season. But this first one wasn’t a winner for her. South Korea’s Kim Yu-Na captured the Skate America women’s title.  According to the AFP news service:

    “It was a disappointing debut for former world champion Kimmie Meissner, the 2007 Skate America champion who switched coaches last February to work with Richard Callaghan but finished eighth overall and ninth in the free skate.”

    It’s OK. She’s still our hometown hero.