This is the first of a two part competition that will award a gold medal Thursday after the free skate or long program.
Gracie Gold is sitting in fourth place after the short program.
She received 68-point-53 points.
Defending Olympic gold medalist Yuna Kim from Korea is in first place with 74.92 points.
Russian Adelina Sotnikova (74.64) is second, Italy's Carolina Kostner (74.12) is third.
Gracie Gold lived in Springfield as a kid and was introduced to figure skating at Mediacom Ice Park.
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