FRASER, Mich.-Miami University's junior and senior synchronized skating teams were in action on the second day of the Junior World Qualifiers, which are being held in conjunction with the Mid-America Championships in Fraser, Mich. The RedHawk juniors finished the weekend in fifth place out of 11 teams, while the senior team sits in second place among the five-team field heading into Sunday's free skate event.
Miami's junior team, which was in fourth place after Friday's short program with a score of 42.21, posted a score of 81.82 for its Hollywood-themed program to finish in fifth place in the free skate event. The RedHawks notched a combined score of 124.03 to finish fifth overall. Lexettes won the Junior World Qualifier with a combined score of 146.05 and were followed by Skyliners (143.39), Team Braemar (135.35) and Synchroettes (129.56).
Saint Louis Synergy followed Miami in sixth place with a score of 119.51 and were followed by Chicago Jazz (109.39), Hockettes (107.89), Team Delaware (86.00), Capital Steps (85.86) and Precisely Right (65.32).
The RedHawk senior team opened their weekend at the Mid-America Championships posting a 56.81 for their short program, which is themed Dance Macabre. Their short program score was nearly eight points better than their score for the program at their season-opening competition a month ago.
The RedHawks trail first-place Haydenettes (59.86) by just over three points, while they lead the third-place Crystallettes (53.85) by nearly three points. Starlights are in fourth place (38.69) and Western Michigan rounds out the senior field in fifth place (31.76).
The senior team completes its stint at the Mid-America Championships with Sunday's free skate event. Miami's collegiate team also will be competing on Sunday.