Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00
Alexandra Boisselle, a junior at Manhasset High School, and her team, Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team, will represent the United States of America at the Junior World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, March 11-13.
Skyliners qualified in early January at the Junior World Qualifier, an event sponsored by U.S. Figure Skating Association, to determine which two teams will represent the United States at the World Championships. This event and determination is held prior to the U.S. Nationals because of scheduling regulations.
Skyliners skated a flawless short program winning with a record-setting 71.81 points, and finished second in the long to Team Braemer of Minnesota (the reigning U.S. National Champions), finishing second overall with a total score of 189.29 points and earning a spot on the Junior World Team.
It will be the first-ever appearance at the World Championship for the Skyliners. Prior to the World Championships Skyliners will compete in Prague, Czech Republic at the Prague Cup Jan. 26-30. Skyliners were selected by U.S. Figure Skating for this event early this season based on their previous outstanding performances at various events. They will then compete at the National Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota March 3-6.
Best of luck to the team!