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Abbott takes home gold at skating nationals

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeremy Abbott won his fourth men's title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Sunday.

After setting a U.S. record for points in the men's short program Friday night, Abbott earned 174.41 points in the free skate.

Abbott, who is looking to reach his second Olympics, posted a total score of 274.27 points. He finished ninth at Vancouver in 2010.

The U.S. team will be announced later Sunday night.

Jason Brown placed second with a score of 270.08, while Max Aaron finished third with a score of 260.44.

01/12 17:39:16 ET