Meissner 3rd after 1st round

October 28, 2006|By Candus Thomson | Candus Thomson,Sun reporter

HARTFORD, Conn. -- For the first time in seven months, Kimmie Meissner experienced the adrenaline rush of competition and renewed attention of the figure skating world.

The Bel Air teenager and reigning world champion opened her Grand Prix season last night at Skate America with a third-place finish in the short program, the first of two performances. She earned a score of 58.82, less than two points below her personal best.

Women's short program Televised tomorrow, 1 p.m., Ch. 2

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