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MIT Club Skates BU Event

By Diana Cheng

TEAM MEMBER

MIT’s Figure Skating Club competed in the United States Figure Skating Association’s intercollegiate competition on Saturday, with Caitlin Q. Marlow ’03 leading the team with a third place finish in the individual compulsory competition.

Marlow, Kristen M. Jonker ’03, and Diana S. Cheng ’04 placed third, fourth, and eighth, respectively, in individual compulsory moves for the Pre-Intermediate B division. Moves included two single jumps chosen from flip, loop, or lutz, a jump combination with the second jump being a loop, a camel or sit spin, a camel-sit combination spin, and a footwork sequence.

In the afternoon’s events, Sheila N. Tandon G and Cheng placed eighth and thirteenth, respectively, in the Pre-Intermediate A solo dance, which was the Canasta Tango set pattern. Barbara M. Cutler G once again performed well on her Intermediate solo dance, which was the Ten Fox for this competition. She received the bronze medal.

Free skate not as successful

At the Pre-Intermediate B free skate, Cheng placed eighth skating her Lord of the Rings program. Her jumps improved from last week but her spins were worse. Cutler performed another solid program in the Pre-Intermediate C competition, cleanly landing her axel jump. Derek Bruening G skated again in the novice mens’ free skate.

The USFSA-sanctioned competition was held at Boston University’s Walter Brown Arena on Feb. 23. The competitors were mostly the same as those who competed at the MIT competition last week, so not surprisingly, the results were similar.

However, the team maneuvers event was cancelled because the organizers of the BU competition predicted that the events would last until 10 p.m., although the competition finished ahead of schedule.

Exhibition in Johnson March 9

The MIT Figure Skating Club will be holding an exhibition at 7 p.m. on March 9 at Johnson Ice Rink. Many members of MIT’s figure skating team will also be performing at this show in the opening number, group ice dance numbers, solo freestyle programs, and with the synchronized skating team.