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UW-Eau Claire forensics team continues success in recent competitions

February 10, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team continued its success at two recent competitions in Minnesota.

UW-Eau Claire competed in the Mid-America Forensic League No. 5 event Jan. 28 at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the MAFL No. 6 event Jan. 29 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn.

The UW-Eau Claire team placed third in team sweepstakes both days and qualified several students for the American Forensic Association tournament.

Individual results for Jan. 28 are as follows:

·Senior Holly Albers, Mazeppa, Minn., placed fifth in dramatic interpretation and first in persuasive speaking, which qualified her for the American Forensic Association tournament in that event.

·Senior James Kust, Eau Claire, placed fourth in communication analysis and first in informative speaking, which qualified him for the American Forensic Association tournament in that event.

·Junior Megan McKeown, Eagan, Minn., placed second in dramatic interpretation and fourth in duo interpretation with sophomore Jarrel Montgomery, Madison.

·Junior Jessica Krentz, Weston, placed fifth in extemporaneous speaking and second in impromptu speaking, which qualified her for the American Forensic Association tournament in that event.

·Sophomore Stephen Fong, Shorewood, placed second in persuasive speaking.

Individual results for Jan. 29 are as follows:

·Senior Holly Albers, Mazeppa, Minn., placed first in prose interpretation, sixth in dramatic interpretation and fifth in duo interpretation with freshman Jake Stendahl, Forest Lake, Minn.

·Sophomore Stephen Fong, Shorewood, placed seventh in persuasive speaking.

·Senior James Kust, Eau Claire, placed second is persuasion and fifth in after-dinner speaking.

·Junior Jessica Krentz, Weston, placed fourth in informative and second in extemporaneous speaking, which qualified her for the American Forensic Association tournament in that event.

·Junior Abby Rand, Melrose, placed sixth in informative speaking.

·Junior Megan McKeown, Eagan, Minn., placed sixth in prose interpretation and first in duo interpretation with sophomore Jarrel Montgomery, Madison.

·Jarrel Montgomery, Madison, also placed fourth in program oral interpretation and third in poetry interpretation, which qualified him for the American Forensic Association tournament in that event.

·Junior Megan Chilman, Le Sueur, Minn., placed fifth in dramatic interpretation.

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