STAMFORD, Conn. -- Fourteen Stamford girls helped five teams from The Skyliners synchronized skating team win gold medals at the recent Eastern Sectional championships.
The girls will compete next in the national championships later this month. The Skyliners won gold in each competition: Preliminary, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, Intermediate and Novice.
Stamford girls on the Skyliners teams are:
Giovanna Armetta, Diana Balkovski, Eva Figlar, Skyler Gendason, Eleanor Goudie, Felicity Goudie, Cadence Jagodzinski, Christine Kao, Juliette Lipson, Isabela Malone, Olivia Marshall, Alexis Steger, Evelyn Woo and Ella Wyman.
More than 2,000 synchronized skaters gathered in Hershey to compete at the Eastern Sectional Championships. Of those, Skyliners sent 123 skaters, ranging in age from 7 to 18. Among the nationally qualifying lines, Skyliners earned a season high score of 76.90 in the Novice division for their dramatic “Camelot” themed program. It is the first time in Skyliners history that the Novice line became Eastern champions.
In the Intermediate division, Skyliners earned a season high score of 66.62 for their riveting “Wizards” program and for the first time in five years, became Eastern champions. And in the Juvenile division, Skyliners earned their seventh straight Eastern championship title with their inspiring “Angels” program, which earned a 48.21.
All three of those qualifying lines move on to Nationals as well as Skyliners Junior and Senior, both of which earned byes to Nationals due to their international competition schedules representing Team USA.