ANN ARBOR, Mich.—After the first day at the Dr. Richard Porter Classic, Miami University’s senior synchronized skating team sits in first place among the eight-team field, while the junior team is in eight place among the nine-team field in the season-opening competition for the RedHawks.
The senior team, skating to the music “Let It Be”, posted a score of 59.36 for its short program and holds a 1.26 edge over the second-place Crystallettes (58.10) heading into Sunday’s free skate event. Skyliners sit in third place with a score of 53.36 and are followed by Starlights (49.50), ICE’Kateers (47.84), California Gold (46.06), Adrian College (31.92) and Team Excel (25.58).
The junior team posted a score of 36.34 for its short program to the music “Anything Goes” and “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better”. Although the RedHawks are in eighth place, they are 6.40 points ahead of ninth-place Team Delaware (30.40) and a mere 0.98 points out of fifth place.
Nexxice leads the junior field with a score of 47.40 for their short program and are followed by Skyliners (47.04), Chicago Jazz (46.56), Saint Louis Synergy (40.68), Hockettes (37.32), Starlights (37.10) and Fond du Lac Blades (36.82).
All three RedHawk teams will be in action on the final day of the Dr. Richard Porter classic, all showcasing their free skate programs.