Sochi Olympics, ladies aerials qualifying results: USA’s Ashley Caldwell leads all qualifiers

Feb 12, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Emily Cook (left) and Ashley Caldwell (right), address the media at a press conference for the USA freestyle aerials skiing team during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Gorki Media Center. Mandatory Credit: Paul Bussi-USA TODAY Sports

After the first run in qualifying for the ladies aerials competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, United States freeskier Ashley Caldwell leads all qualifiers with an impressive score of 101.25. Caldwell leads the field by nearly 15 points, with no other competitor able to crack an 87 on their first run.

With her performance, Caldwell immediately advances to the finals alongside fellow American Emily Cook and four others.

Six more competitors will advance to the finals following the second run.

Not only is Caldwell currently the top qualifier in the ladies aerials competition, but her first run was a historic one.

The finals will be held at 12:30 p.m. ET, with live coverage available on NBC Olympics Live Extra.

Be sure to stay tuned to throughout the Sochi Olympics, for the latest news, results and updates for the Winter Games.

Topics: Aerials, Freestyle Skiing, Results, Sochi Olympics, Team USA

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