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Forensics team places at Minnesota tournaments

RELEASED: Oct. 28, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team competed at an Oct. 17 tournament at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and an Oct. 18 event at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. The team placed third overall at Mankato and first overall at GAC.

The individual results for Oct. 17 are as follows:

Senior Nick Miller, Hales Corners, placed first in persuasion and qualified to compete in that event at the American Forensic Association national tournament. Miller also placed fourth in duo interpretation along with senior Laura Magnusson, Apple Valley, Minn.

Magnusson also placed second in individual sweepstakes, taking second in informative speaking and third in prose and dramatic interpretation.

Junior Whitney Zahn, Menomonee Falls, placed first in informative speaking and fifth in communication analysis.

Junior Meghan Pickard, Eau Claire, placed second in persuasion and qualified for AFA in that event. Pickard also placed second in impromptu speaking and qualified to compete in that event at the National Forensic Association national tournament.

Sophomore James Kust, Eau Claire, placed fourth in persuasion and seventh in impromptu speaking. He qualified for NFA in persuasion.

Sophomore Holly Albers, Mazeppa, Minn., placed fifth in poetry.

The individual results for Oct. 18 are as follows:

Pickard placed first in persuasive speaking and third in extemporaneous speaking, qualifying for NFA in that event.

Zahn placed first in communication analysis.

Albers placed first in poetry, fourth in informative speaking and sixth in prose.

Miller placed first in after-dinner speaking, second in persuasion and second in extemporaneous speaking, qualifying for NFA in that event. He also placed second in duo interpretation with Magnusson, qualifying for AFA in that event.

Sophomore Patrick Martin, Burnsville, Minn., placed third in informative, impromptu and extemporaneous speaking, qualifying for NFA in all three events.

Senior Emily Schreiner, Wausau, placed fourth in persuasive speaking and fifth in informative speaking, qualifying for NFA in both events.

Kust placed sixth in extemporaneous speaking and qualified for NFA in that event.

Magnusson placed seventh in prose.

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