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Figure skaters feature five top-three finishes at Penn State

March 2, 2019  |  State College, Pa. 

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Liberty University's figure skating team concluded its season by placing 10th out of 28 teams in its third Eastern Sectionals event, the Nittany Lions Ice Classic Saturday at Penn State University.

With its 45 points on Saturday, the Lady Flames finished in ninth place overall with 161 points in the three competitions. Liberty placed eighth at New York University on Nov. 3-4 and 10th at MIT on Feb. 1-3.

Individually at Penn State, the Lady Flames were led by Jill Holste, who finished first in Solo Preliminary dance; freshman Hannah Walker, who took second in the Excel High Beginner division; sophomore Haley Gram, who was runner-up in the Excel Juvenile Plus category; freshman Elaina Baker, who placed third in Excel High Beginner; freshman Aviana Dettmer, who took third in Excel Pre-Juvenile Plus; and the Low Team Maneuvers quartet of Gram, Dettmer, junior Christa Lesher, and Walker who came in third overall.

It was the last competition for three of Liberty's graduating seniors — LeAnn Fung, Megan Gonzalez, and Chelsea Henry. The Lady Flames' other two seniors, Katherine Thacker and Catherine Bredshall, missed the competition to skate with the Lady Flames' synchronized skating team at Saturday's U.S. Collegiate Championships in Michigan.

"We are ending the year on a high note and we can only remain optimistic in moving forward to next season with about 10 promising recruits coming in next fall that are eager to be part of the team," Liberty Head Coach Dawn Harter said.

The Lady Flames will host recruiting events over the April 4-7 College For A Weekend (CFAW) and have several skaters perform in the annual PraiseFest, a movie-themed event set for April 27 at 7 p.m.

Figure Skating Links
Schedule
Results
Feb 13, 8:00 AM - Lahaye Ice Center
vs.
Figure Skating
Liberty Classic Intercollegiate competition
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS
Figure Skating
vs. Liberty Classic Intercollegiate competition
Feb 13, 8:00 AM - Lahaye Ice Center

Figure Skating
vs. Liberty Classic Intercollegiate competition
Feb 14, 8:00 AM - Lahaye Ice Center

Figure Skating
at Penn State Intercollegiate Competition
Mar 6, 8:00 AM - State College, PA

Figure Skating
at Penn State Intercollegiate Competition
Mar 7, 8:00 AM - State College, PA

Figure Skating
at Princeton University
Mar 20, 8:00 AM - Princeton, NJ

Full Schedule

Apr 25
Figure Skating
vs. Praisefest
CANCELLED

Mar 27
Figure Skating
at Intercollegiate Championship
CANCELLED

Mar 8
Figure Skating
at University of Delaware Intercollegiate Competition
2nd place finish

Feb 15
Figure Skating
vs. LU Classic Intercollegiate Competition
2nd Place Finish

Nov 4
Figure Skating
at NYU
8th - Team Finish

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