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Forensics team places first and second in weekend competitions

RELEASED: Feb. 4, 2010

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team participated in the Mid-America Forensics League competitions held Jan. 30-31 in Mankato, Minn. The team placed second in team sweepstakes on Jan. 30 and first on Jan. 31.

Individual results for Jan. 30 are as follows:

Senior Jake Johnson, Eau Claire, placed third in after-dinner speaking, which qualified him for the National Forensics Association tournament. He also took fifth in persuasion.

Senior Alicia Gerber, Ringle, placed fourth in after-dinner speaking, which qualified her for NFA.

Senior BJ Pickard, Eau Claire, placed fifth in dramatic interpretation. He also placed fifth in informative speaking, qualifying for NFA in that event.

Junior James Kust, Eau Claire, placed fifth in extemporaneous speaking.

Junior Holly Albers, Mazeppa, Minn., placed second in information speaking, qualifying for the American Forensics Association tournament in that event.

Senior Dylan Jambrek, Waukesha, placed first in persuasion and second in communication analysis, which qualified him for AFA in both events.

Junior Sarah Taylor, Merrill, placed fifth in poetry. She also placed seventh in prose, qualifying for NFA in that event.

Albers and Gerber placed fourth in duo interpretation, qualifying for NFA.

Taylor and Sophomore Patrick Martin, Burnsville, Minn., placed fifth in duo interpretation.

Individual results for Jan. 31 are as follows:

Senior Meghan Pickard, Eau Claire, placed first in after-dinner speaking. She also took third in informative speaking, qualifying her for NFA in that event.

Martin placed third in extemporaneous speaking and fifth in dramatic interpretation.

BJ Pickard placed fourth in dramatic interpretation and fifth in informative speaking.

Sophomore Natalie Hunter, Vadnais Heights, Minn., took third in dramatic interpretation.

Kust placed first in persuasion. He also took second in extemporaneous speaking, which qualified him for AFA in that event.

Johnson placed fifth in persuasion.

Senior Laura Magnusson, Apple Valley, Minn., placed fifth in program oral interpretation.

Albers placed fourth in prose.

Martin and Taylor placed second in duo interpretation.

Albers and Gerber took fourth in duo interpretation.

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AH/RD/JP

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