SOCHI, RUSSIA -

Short track speed skater Emily Scott, a native of Springfield, began her final quest for a medal at the Olympics in Sochi on Tuesday morning.

The former Hillcrest High School student finished second in heat number two on Tuesday morning.  She advances to the quarterfinals this Friday morning.  The semis and finals of the events follow that race.

Scott crashed in the finals of the 1,500 meters on Saturday morning.  She finished fifth.  Scott failed to qualify for the semifinals in the 500-meter race.