Williamston’s Hannah Miller Headed to US Figure Skating Nationals in Boston

By: WILX NEWS 10
By: WILX NEWS 10

Miller says, she feels great after having surgery on her ankle last August to remove a cyst and scar tissue.  “I haven't been thinking too much about the Olympics.  Of course it's a dream, and if not this year, the next year, and it will always be back there but what I've been thinking about most is just making jumps to get there and keep training as hard as I can to be the best that I can and that's all I can control.”

It could be the beginning of an Olympic run for 17 year-old Hannah Miller. She placed first in the senior ladies’ division during last week’s Midwestern Sectionals at East Lansing’s Suburban Ice Arena. Miller will now compete among the nation’s best in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships January 5-12 in Boston. The event is the last qualifying competition before the 2014 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating team is named.

Reigning U.S. Champion Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold are considered front-runners for a spot on the Olympic team. Miller’s coach and aunt Kirsten Miller-Zisholz believes she has a chance to claim the third spot. “I would love for her to make the Olympic team, but I know that the hype is not on her, at this point, and so if anything, she's an underdog in the race and maybe that will work to her advantage.”

Miller says, she feels great after having surgery on her ankle last August to remove a cyst and scar tissue. “I haven't been thinking too much about the Olympics. Of course it's a dream, and if not this year, the next year, and it will always be back there but what I've been thinking about most is just making jumps to get there and keep training as hard as I can to be the best that I can and that's all I can control.”


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