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Kelly Clark, Hannah Teter and Gretchen Bleiler qualify for the finals of women's halfpipe

February 18, 2010 |  3:09 pm


Snowboarders Kelly Clark, Hannah Teter and Gretchen Bleiler have all advanced to the final round of the women's halfpipe after finishing in the top six of the qualifying round Thursday morning.

Clark (Mt. Snow, Vt.), was second overall with a score of 45.4, just 0.4 behind Torah Bright of Australia. Teter (Belmont, Vt.) was fourth with a 42.7; Bleiler (Aspen, Colo.) fifth with a 40.2.

Elena Hight (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) was eighth with a 37.9 and will have to compete in the semifinals for a spot in the finals.

The semifinals will begin at 4 p.m. PST, with the finals slated for 6 p.m.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada

Photo: Hannah Teter competes in the qualifying round. Credit: Odd Andersen / Associated Press