Jan. 29, 2012

SALZBURG, Austria--Miami University's junior synchronized skating team finished seventh among the 15-team field at the Mozart Cup. The RedHawks, representing the United States of America at the event, posted a combined score of 108.22.

Miami skated a clean program in Sunday's free skate. With their program themed Dancing in Paris, the RedHawks tallied a score of 69.75 for their long program, finishing with the seventh-best score for the free skate. Miami was in fifth place after the short program, themed Cha-Cha, with a score of 38.47 and were less than a half a point out of third place after the first day of competition.

This was the last competitive event for the Miami junior team before the U.S. National Championships March 1-3. Miami's senior team will be the next team in action as the RedHawks also represent the United States of America at the French Cup this weekend. The junior team will perform at the Feb. 17 Miami hockey game. All three teams will hold a Nationals Send-off Exhibition at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Steve Cady Arena.

MOZART CUP FINAL STANDINGS
Ice Steps (FIN) 137.65
Stella Polaris (FIN) 130.77
X'cellence (CAN) 121.00
Team Berlin Junior (GER) 113.55
Reflections (FIN) 113.01
Sun City Swing (FIN) 110.14
Miami (USA) 108.22
Cool Dreams Junior (SUI) 97.40
Hot Shivers (ITA) 90.38
Kometa (CZE) 87.17
Starlets (CZE) 77.88
Black Diam's (FRA) 75.18
Starlets (GER) 59.02
Frostwork (HUN) 56.80
Zagreb Snowflakes (CRO) 53.61