GOTEBORG, Sweden-Amidst a strong international field at the Leon Lurje Trophy, Miami University's senior synchronized skating team sits in second place after Saturday's short program.
The RedHawks, who had a clean skate, posted a score 52.96 for their Dance Macabre-themed short program. They trail first-place Team Surprise (Sweden), the defending World Champions, by just 2.73 points heading into Sunday's free skate event. Miami earned a technical element score of 22.10 and a program component score of 30.86.
The RedHawks own a 1.25 lead over third-place Marigold IceUnity (Finland). Team Boomerang (Sweden) is in fourth place with a short program score of 49.78, while Crystallettes (USA) sit in fifth place with a score of 47.41.
Miami returns to the ice Sunday for the free skate event. Earlier today, the RedHawk junior team captured gold at the Midwestern Championships. The Miami collegiate team is in action tonight at the Midwestern Championships.