COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Miami University’s senior synchronized skating team sits in third place among the nine-team field at the U.S. National Championships after Friday’s short program event.

The RedHawks posted a score of 56.23 for their program to the music “Let It Be.” Miami had one fall and notched a total element score of 26.07 and a program component score of 31.16.

The Haydenettes lead the senior division after the first night with a score of 71.26. Crystallettes are in second with a score of 61.26. Starlights sit behind Miami in fourth place with a score of 54.63 followed by Skyliners (46.67), California Gold (42.13), ICE’Kateers (42.01), Adrian College (31.62) and Team Excel (30.55).

Miami’s senior team returns to the ice on Saturday for the free skate event, seeking a berth to the ISU World Championships with a top-two finish this weekend. The RedHawk collegiate team also will be in action on Saturday in search for a historic 10th consecutive national title.