Figure Skating Team Starts Season StrongBy Joyance Meechai
The MIT figure skating team began their competitive season on the right foot by hosting a competition which included Cornell, Boston University, Dartmouth, and national figure skating powerhouse University of Delaware. The competition consisted of freestyle, dance, individual, and team compulsory events at the pre-intermediate through senior levels.
Jaimee Dong G was the first to compete for the MIT team and she took second in the novice individual compulsory which requires a double lutz.
The novice team of Jodi Beggs ’00, Derek Bruening G, and Jaimee Dong topped University of Delaware, to take first place in the team compulsories.
Barb Cutler G and Bev Thurber ’01 took fourth and fifth respectively in the intermediate solo dance. The pre-intermediate team of Barb Cutler, Joyance Meechai ’00, Amy Strickert ’01, and Bev Thurber won second place in the team compulsories up from last year’s seventh place finish.
In spite of heavy snow the previous day, the competition had a great turnout. Over thirty skaters from Delaware made the seven hour trek to Cambridge
In the end, all skaters found the trip worth it. We witnessed triple jumps from senior level skaters and had fun on the ice. The MIT team is hoping to keep it up at the Boston University Invitational on March 25.