UD's Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team has won gold in the Eastern sectionals for the 15th time.

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UD's Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team wins gold in Eastern sectionals

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1:23 p.m., Feb. 3, 2014--The University of Delaware's Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team won the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Eastern synchronized skating sectional championship held Jan. 30-Feb. 1 in Hershey, Pa.

Sectionals featured 156 synchronized skating teams, with eight -- including UD, Boston University, Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire – competing in the collegiate division.

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The UD team skated to the theme "Wild China" and earned a score of 77.14 to win the event. It was the 15th time UD has won the sectional title.

With the victory, UD has earned a trip to the U.S. synchronized skating championships to be held Feb. 26-March 1 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The team won the silver medal at the 2013 nationals.

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