Nicole Orford of Burnaby and ice dance partner Thomas Williams placed sixth at the International Skating Union Four Continents championships in Osaka, Japan last week.
Orford, a Moscrop Secondary School grad, and Williams posted a personal best 85.40 points in the free dance to move up from seventh after the short program.
The Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe-coached team also garnered a personal-best total score of 139.10 at the 2013 Four Continents.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States edged Canadian champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada for first place at the ISU event.
In the men's event, B.C. Centre of Excellence skater Kevin Reynolds won the gold medal with a personal-best score in the free skate to move up six spots to first overall.
Reynolds, who is coached by centre of excellence program director Joanne McLeod, scored 172.21 points in the free program to surpass short program leaders Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan and Han Yan of China in the free skate.
Reynold's 250.55 final score was also a personal best.
Reynolds will be joined by national champion Patrick Chan at the ISU world championships in London from March 11 to 17.
Virtue and Moir were selected along with Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier, the fifth-place-finishing team at the Four Continents, to represent Canada at the upcoming worlds. A third team will be named at a later date.
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