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Short track: Emily Scott of U.S. moves on to 500m quarterfinals

Feb 10, 2014, 9:15 AM EST

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Emily Scott, making her Olympic debut in Sochi, is the lone American to advance into Thursday’s quarterfinals in the women’s short track 500m.

Today, Scott finished second in her preliminary heat race to Korea’s Seung-Hi Park, earning a berth to the next round.

MORE: NBCOlympics.com Slideshow – Women’s short track 500m prelims

As for the other two Americans, Alyson Dudek – a bronze medalist in the relay at Vancouver in 2010 – drew a penalty in her heat, while Jessica Smith failed to advance after falling.

The aforementioned quarterfinals will begin Thursday at 5 a.m. ET, followed by the semifinals at 6:10 a.m. ET and then, the final at 7:05 a.m. ET.