US Figure Skating Championships 2018: Sunday Results and Updated Schedule

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Sunday's schedule at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships features two of the three programs in the Juvenile Dance competition along with the short in the Junior Pairs competition.

Below is the schedule for Monday's events, along with the results from Sunday's earlier competitions. 

All schedule information and scoring details via USFigureSkating.org.


Monday Schedule (All Times ET)

Intermediate Dance (Tango): 12:30 p.m. on Monday

Intermediate Dance (Fourteenstep): 1:45 p.m. on Monday

Junior Men (Short Program): 3:10 p.m. on Monday

Juvenile Dance (Free Dance): 5:15 p.m. on Monday

Novice Dance (U.S. Argentine Tango): 7:05 p.m. on Monday

Novice Dance (U.S. Quickstep): 8:20 p.m. on Monday

Novice Pairs (Short Program): 9:45 p.m. on Monday


Sunday Results

Juvenile Dance

Jenna Hauer and Benjamin Starr will head into Monday's Juvenile Free Dance program with a comfortable lead after placing first in both the Foxtrot (21.96 points) and Cha Cha (19.02).

They'll be the prohibitive favorites to win the Juvenile Dance gold with a six-point lead over the teams of Kristina Bland and Gabriel Francis (34.85) and Zoe Sensenbrenner and Matthew Sperry (34.70). The more interesting competition will come for silver and bronze, with five teams within two points of one another heading into Monday.

The pairings of Olivia Ilin and Dylan Cain (33.83), Emma L'Esperance and Mika Amdour (32.69) and Avery Weishaus and Laurent Sainte-Marie (32.41) remain firmly in the medal hunt. 


Junior Pairs

Audrey Lu and Misha Mitrofanov set the tone for the field in the Junior Pairs Short Program with a solid 60.80 score. 

The duo has little margin for error heading into Tuesday's free skate. Laiken Lockley and Keenan Prochnow are in second after being awarded a 58.67 from the judges. Their execution of a triple twist provided the biggest boost to their total with a 7.7 score from the panel. 

Sarah Feng and T.J. Nyman round out the top contenders after the first portion of their run. They are only 0.3 points behind Lockley and Prochnow. No other duo is within five points of the third position, leaving the top three teams overwhelming favorites to leave San Jose, California, with medals. 


Junior Ladies

It will take a huge effort from the rest of the field Tuesday during the free skate for anyone to overtake Alysa Liu for a gold medal. 

The St. Moritz Ice Skating Club champion leads the junior ladies group with a 63.83 score. Liu's triple flip-triple toe loop jump was the key difference in her routine that led the panel to add 10.66 points to her overall total. 

The gap between Liu and Emily Zhang, who is in second after being awarded a 56.97 score from the judges, is 6.86 points. By comparison, the gap between Zhang and sixth-place Angelina Huang is only 5.7 points. 

It would take a catastrophic performance in Liu's follow-up routine for her not to capture gold.