PLYMOUTH, Michigan-Posting its best score of the season for its short program, the Miami University junior synchronized skating team sits in sixth place among the 12-team field at the U.S. National Championships.
The RedHawks amassed a season-high score of 46.12 for their short program themed Devil in the Blue Dress. Miami had one deduction for its short program and is a mere 0.91 points out of fifth place and just 2.94 points out of third place while holding a 3.32 edge over its nearest competitor.
Miami, which skated last in the draw, posted a technical element score of 19.35 and a program component score of 27.77.
Team Braemar leads the junior field with a score of 58.57 and is closely followed by second-place Skyliners (58.13). Lexettes are in third place with a score of 49.06 and are followed by Hockettes (47.57) and Chicago Jazz (47.03). Saint Louis Synergy sits behind Miami in seventh place with a score of 42.80, while Synchroettes (40.45), Team Delaware (36.09), Capitol Steps (32.89), Precisely Right (25.65) and Florida Sunsations (17.81) round out the junior field.
Miami's junior team rounds out its stint at the U.S. National Championships with Friday's free skate event. The RedHawk senior team also will be in action on Friday, skating their short program.