Host Varsity Blues lead after Day One of the OUA Figure Skating Championship

Host Varsity Blues lead after Day One of the OUA Figure Skating Championship

(Photo: Martin Bazyl)

The host University of Toronto Varsity Blues carry a 10-point lead after Day 1 of the OUA figure skating championship hosted by the University of Toronto at Varsity Arena. 

Toronto won four of eight events on Monday, totalling 53 points, while the Western Mustangs sit second with 43 points, with the Guelph Gryphons (34) and McMaster Marauders (32) not far behind in third and fourth. 

Toronto captured three gold medals to start the day, taking the top spot in the senior silver solo dance (Chyna Hui), dance fours (Elizabeth Liao, Melissa Eratostene, Stephanie Carroll, Claudia Smith) and senior silver freeskate (Kaitlyn Liu). The Blues senior similar pairs of (Christina Liao, Elizabeth Liao) capped off Day 1 with a gold-medal finish. 

After McMaster claimed first in the gold starskate event (Louise Hains), Western made their push with back-to-back first-place finishes in the senior (Jessica Reid, Jenna Zaleski) and junior (Nicole Lawson, Emily Bird) silver similar dance events. 

The Brock Badgers also earned a gold medal  in the open solo dance (Katie Desveaux) on Day 1. 

The OUA championship will start back up early tomorrow morning (Feb. 23) with the pairs fours event opening Day 2 at 8:30 a.m. Advance tickets are on sale here

Day 1 Full Results: http://oua.ca/sports/figuresk/2015-16/schedule

Team Standings on Day 1

  1. Toronto Varsity Blues - 53
  2. Western Mustangs - 43
  3. Guelph Gryphons – 34
  4. McMaster Marauders -32
  5. Brock Badgers – 20
  6. Ryerson Rams – 17
  7. Queen's Gaels – 12
  8. Waterloo Warriors – 11
  9. Carleton – 2

Sr. Silver Solo Dance

  1. Toronto Varsity Blues (Chyna Hui) – 20.00
  2. Guelph Gryphons (Claire Hughes) – 17.86
  3. Ryerson Rams (Makayela Hill) – 17.55

Dance Fours

  1. Toronto Varsity Blues (Elizabeth Liao, Melissa Eratostene, Stephanie Carroll, Claudia Smith) – 36.16
  2. Western Mustangs (Jessica Reid, Jenna Zaleski, Natalia Otten, Kendra Stirling) – 32.10
  3. Guelph Gryphons (Jade Marrow, Hannah-Coyle Asbil, Claire Hughes, Gabby Boulding) – 31.86

Sr. Silver Freeskate

  1. Toronto Varsity Blues (Kaitlyn Liu) – 27.77
  2. McMaster Marauders (Emma Yu) – 24.67
  3. Western Mustangs (Carmen Wong) – 23.12

Gold Starskate

  1. McMaster Marauders (Louise Hains) – 38.80
  2. Queen's Gaels (Anastasia Paspolofski) – 37.13
  3. Brock Badgers (Cassidy Bale) – 35.13

Sr. Silver Similar Dance

  1. Western Mustangs (Jessica Reid, Jenna Zaleski) – 21.11
  2. Ryerson Rams (Sawyer Buchanan, Lisa Casselman) – 20.49
  3. Waterloo Warriors (Katherine Prince, Nicole Novokowsky) – 20.12

Jr. Silver Similar Dance

  1. Western Mustangs (Nicole Lawson, Emily Bird) – 22.02
  2. Guelph Gryphons (Claire Hughes, Katie Graham) – 21.36
  3. McMaster Marauders (Kate Johnson, Chelsea Hidden) – 21.25

Open Solo Dance

  1. Brock Badgers (Katie Desveaux) – 24.60
  2. Toronto Varsity Blues (Melissa Eratostene) – 23.76
  3. Western Mustangs (Jessica Reid) – 22.73

Sr. Similar Pairs

  1. Toronto Varsity Blues (Christina Liao, Elizabeth Liao) – 37.35
  2. Guelph Gryphons (Kelsey Sobkowich, Leeann Duncan) – 34.02
  3. McMaster Marauders (Jennifer Pettem, Emma Bonafiglia) – 29.87