RedHawks Wrap Up Nationals with Season-Best Performances

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Feb. 24, 2018

Senior Results | Collegiate Results

PORTLAND, Ore. – Across the board season-best performances handed the Miami University synchronized skating team a pair of third-place finishes as it wrapped up its stay at the US Synchronized Skating Championships on Saturday.

Finishing the night was the senior program, which positioned itself in the thick of a qualifying spot for the World Synchronized Skating Championships following Friday night’s outburst in the short program. The RedHawks again obliterated their previous season high with their Showgirls themed free skate, scoring a 118.45 that beat their previous best by over 12 points. That netted the Red & White a season-best score of 182.99, which beat their bronze medal performance at the Cup of Berlin by more than 20 points.

However, the Skyliners held off Miami’s charge with a 119.78 to nab the final spot at the World Championships with a combined score of 185.86. The Haydennettes won the competition with a score of 204.05.

The RedHawks’ collegiate team began the evening’s competition and their Tina Turner medley scored an 83.53, a slight improvement from their season-best score that captured the Tri-State Championships two weeks ago. Michigan claimed the competition with a 91.48 while Adrian edged into second with a score of 84.84.

“I am so proud of both teams,” head coach Carla DeGirolamo said. “They did exactly what we came here to do and had three lights out performances, our best of the season by far. We cannot control the scores, but each one of these athletes gave it their all and left everything on the ice. As a coach, I couldn’t ask for more and I couldn’t be prouder of each one of them!”

While this meet wraps up both team’s competition schedule for the 2017-18 season, fans get one more opportunity to see the team on the ice May 4-5 in the annual Miami University Ice Show.