SALZBURG, Austria—After the first day at the Mozart Cup, Miami University’s senior synchronized skating team sits in fourth place among the 14-team field. One of two teams representing the United States at the international event, the RedHawks posted a score of 59.02 for their short program to the music “Let It Be.” It was the second-highest score the Miami has received for its short program this season.
The Red and White had a clean skate with no deductions and recorded a technical element score of 28.14 and a program component score of 30.88. The RedHawks are just 4.44 points out of third place and hold a 6.94 advantage over fifth place.
Finland’s Marigold Ice Unity leads the senior division after the short program with a score of 73.08, while Rockettes (Finland) sit in second place with a score of 67.46. Canada’s NEXXICE—the 2013 World silver medalist--is in third place with a score of 63.46.
Germany’s Team Berlin 1 sits behind Miami in fifth place with a score of 52.08 followed by Russia’s Team Crystal (45.98), Italy’s Hot Shivers (45.90), Japan’s Tokyo Synchronized Skating Club (42.16), Switzerland’s Cool Dreams (40.42), USA’s California Gold (40.04), German’s Skating Graces (37.80), Czech Republic’s Olympia (30.84), Croatia’s Zagreb Snowflakes (29.94) and Switzerland’s Starlight Team (29.78).
Miami completes its stay at the Mozart Cup with Saturday’s free skate program. The RedHawk collegiate team also will be in action Saturday at the Midwestern Championships in Hoffman Estates, Ill.