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Hayden Synchro Teams Bring Home Seven Medals
LEXINGTON & WORCESTER, MA – March 5, 2012 - Hayden Synchronized Skating Teams of Lexington, Mass., won an unprecedented seven medals in the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating National Championships March 1-3 at Worcester's DCU Center--a first in U.S. synchronized skating history. Hayden had teams in all but one event; seven teams brought home four gold, one silver and two bronze medals.
The Haydenettes won their 20th Senior Championship title. The team won both the short and long program segments on the way to an event score of 202.92. They were named Team USA 1 and will represent the United States in the World Championships to be held in Sweden next month.
The Mini Mates won third place in the Juvenile event with a strong performance. Hayden's newest team, the Intermediate division Star Mates, bested eleven teams with a strong skate and a positive upbeat performance for the gold medal.
The Ice Mates, who compete at the Novice level, set the highest score ever in the Novice event with a score of 81.48. Their program earned more than 15 points over the second-place team and further established them on the national scene. In the Junior event, the Lexettes competed in a strong field and skated into third place medals for both their short and long programs.
The Esprit de Corps Masters and Adult teams both medaled, with the Masters team claiming first place and the Adult team winning second place. They performed on Saturday to a large crowd of very supportive fans that included many Hayden alumni from years past.
The final event of the 2012 Championships was the Senior long program. The Haydenettes were first after the short program portion and were the first team in the top five to skate the long program. They laid out an aggressive skate that no one could equal and received a standing ovation from the crowd, closing out a great championship for Hayden Synchronized Skating.