first_img The University of Toronto Varsity Blues figure skating team placed first overall at the winter invitational, January 29-30, at Downsview Park.PHOTO GALLERYThe Blues finished with a combined team score of 100 points, 21 points ahead of the Western Mustangs (79). The Queen’s Gaels finished third with 41 points.Rookie Hanna Broker led the Blues with three first-place finishes. Broker placed first in the gold solo dance, paired up with Jessica Reid to win the open rhythm dance and then teamed up with Reid, Stephanie Carroll and Emma Jianopoulos to finish first in the dance fours.Jianopoulos and Carroll took the top spot in the star 10 similar dance, while Chyna Hui and Melanie Zavitski finished first in the star 8/9 similar dance. Rachel Greben rounded out Toronto’s gold-medal performances in the gold free skate.Veteran Keiko Marshall placed second in the novice short program, while the Blues synchro team also finished second overall.Anahis Davidian and Gloria Gao earned a third-place finish in the intermediate similar pairs, while Gao also finished third in the star 10 freeskate. Ehren Chang rounded out the Blues podium finishes with a third-place standing in the men’s freeskate.Zavitksi and Morgan Garland finished fourth in the senior similar pairs, with Marshall, Zavitski, Greben and Felicia Bonitatibus placing fourth in the pairs fours.Lauren Sperling also placed fifth in the star 10 solo dance.UP NEXT: The Blues travel to Kingston, Ont., to defend the provincial title at the 2019 OUA championship, February 12-13, at the Invista Centre.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.  Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

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