ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Two days after her fifth-place finish at Four Continents Championships, Mariah Bell took a few minutes to chat with Figure Skaters Online about her performance in Anaheim and her season so far. Although Bell is 22 and now in her sixth season as a senior, she is as fresh-faced, friendly, and ebullient as many a younger skater. It’s been a season of steady progress for the American, and she was cheerful, but realistic in evaluating her performance at Four Continents. “I’m really happy with the short,” she said of her third-place short program in Anaheim, which earned her an ISU small medal. “The long [program], I’m actually pretty disappointed. It wasn’t a bad program, by any means, but I’m capable of so much more. The fall [on the triple loop] was a mistake, but I’m more disappointed in the fact that I popped the first Lutz. That was a lot of points. It’s like I just lost my focus for a second, or I was a little bit slower than I should have been. But I know the exact spots that I need to work on and I’m confident that it’ll be much stronger for Worlds.” Bell’s expressive, emotional short program to Celine Dion’s “To Love You More” has been very successful this season, both at Four Continents and other events. Figure Skaters Online asked how it ranks among her own personal favorite programs. “It’s up there–very, very high,” Bell said.